The Centre of Winter by Marya Hornbacher

The Centre of Winter

Marya Hornbacher

326 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction contemporary emotional reflective slow-paced


'All the seasons here in the north move toward their own end, except winter, which moves towards its centre and sits there to see how long you can take it.'In the middle of a Minnesota winter, Arnold Schiller gives in to the opressive season that ...

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dark 100%
emotional 100%
reflective 100%
sad 100%
challenging 50%
hopeful 50%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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