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Book Club: Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Join us for our April Book Club where we will discuss Smilla’s Sense of Snow. Light refreshments will be available . Book club is open to everyone 18 and older. Books are available to purchase in the Museum store open Thursday – Monday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About the Book

Smilla’s Sense of Snow is the 1992 mystery crime-fiction novel written by Danish author Peter Høeg. Set in Copenhagen, the story follows Smilla Jaspersen, a lonely half-Inuit and half- Danish scientist from Greenland who feels out of place in Denmark. When Smilla’s neighbor, a six-year-old Inuit boy plummets to his death from a rooftop one snowy evening, the authorities declare it an accident. However, Smilla suspects murder as the cause of death and sets out on a perilous mission to find the truth. As she investigates, Smilla uses her expertise from years of studying glaciology to discover what really happened to the acrophobic Isaiah, a neighbor whom she’s cared for in the past.

The novel was shortlisted for an Edgar Award in 1994 and was named Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award in 1994. In 1997, the novel was adapted as a motion picture entitled Smilla’s Sense of Snow.

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