Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
by Peter Hoeg
In BriefA daughter of Greenland living in Copenhagen, Smilla is an expert on snow. What she sees in the tracks of a young boy who has fallen to his death starts her down a complex and dangerous journey of investigation that leads to a breath-taking confrontation on the treacherous ice off Greenland's barren coast.
Why you should read itFew other books deal seriously with the issues facing the indigenous Greenlandic population today. None do it with such pace, romantic mystery and terrifying action.