When I was going through book lists a few months ago, this one came up and so I put it on hold and finally got it not too long ago without knowing anything about it, just that one of my friends liked it. Then I started reading the dust jacket and immediately clued in that this is a retelling of Snegurochka. If you've read any Russian fairy tales, you've probably read this one and I was delighted. We don't get so many retellings of Russian stories in the US.
And fortunately, this was really well done. Alaska was the perfect setting for an American version of this, but I felt like it was true to the original tale. I enjoyed it very much and think it would be an interesting book to discuss for a book group.