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Elle Klass
As Snow Falls
About the Author:

Elle Klass was born in Redwood City California sometime in the late 20th century. Since, she has lived in various states including Virginia and Florida. Klass graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in education and has spent over a decade teaching junior high. Writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember. It is an outlet for her overactive imagination. Klass enjoys creating and sharing with others. She also loves to read. As Snow Falls is her first publication but it won't be her last as she has many more tales to share.
It is the 20th century in California and the main character, a woman, has lived her life to the fullest. Nestled in her favorite spot during a snow storm she recalls the events of her life from her earliest memories of resisting birth and losing that futile battle to finding her true love and their beautiful family. There are monkey wrenches thrown in at every turn as she struggles to find her place; demonic teachers, cliquish students, her nightmare job, a love lost, and an earthquake that threatens her family. Life continues to dismay her until she can't take it anymore and sets off on a journey. She is a lost soul with no destination, a wandering heart until something happens, something so incredible she could have never imagined it! Through her harrowing and dark story she finds light, justice and true love. She is a humble and lovable character who is quite ordinarily extraordinary. Her story is anyone's story. To purchase As Snow Falls and to learn more about our author and her other books, visit:

Elle Klass blog: http://thetroubledoyster.blogspot.com/

Elle Klass website: https://sites.google.com/site/elleklass/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElleKlass

And Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElleKlass

4 star review by Douglas A. Puryear

"As Snow Falls, by Elle Klass, reads like a biographical novel, telling the life story of a woman from birth to death. While her life is not in itself particularly extraordinary, the story is compelling as she deals with the issues of life over a life span, and it gives the reader a real sense of the human condition.

The book could be seen as interweaving two romantic stories, but my take is more on the overall depiction of a life. Not many of us are extraordinary - renowned politician, star athlete, etc. - most of us are just ordinary people, and yet our lives, with the pains and joys, are interesting if examined. We put our hope in our children and our grandchildren.

The writing is in a simple easily accessible style, somewhat reflective of the woman's life, and it pulls the reader along wanting to know more. In the end, it leads the reader to reflect upon the span and arc and meaning of their own life. A good read."

5 star review by John R. Dizon

"As Snow Falls by Elle Klass is a heartwarming yet bittersweet novella about the life of Everywoman, a nameless character who explores the mysteries of life with a retrospect that borders on the surreal at times. The author's first-person narrative is filled with subplots, expository vignettes and introspections that gives the audience an authentic feeling of the protagonist's life flashing before her eyes. It is a reading experience that will leave the audience hoping there's more where this came from.

The theme of fate vs. free will is resonant throughout the plot as our heroine is constantly challenging and questioning what seems to be an irresistible current in her life, though wisdom and experience help her to see the whys and wherefores of everything working for the best. The loves of her life, war hero Nathan and underachieving Cobie, result in a polarity in her life that causes dissonance from puberty to her golden years. The pain and pleasures of growing up are also explored as she constantly seeks release and discovery through travel, and inevitably learns that though the open road can be liberating and transcendent, there's no place like home where her strength and security lie. The wisdom of experience is also a recurring leitmotif as the protagonist discovers more about herself and the meaning of life in accumulating knowledge at the expense of loss. She survives both Cobie and Nathan, though her grandchildren remain to fill the void and restore the promise of the family's future.

As a University-level English scholar, I have trouble recalling another work where both the major protagonist's name and the use of dialogue are almost non-existent. That alone is a feat in itself that other writers would marvel at. The family themes of the novella are reminiscent of works such as On Golden Pond, though without the shrill argumentation that define such works. The protagonist's perceptions and world view as an absolute reference resonates with works such as Johnny Got His Gun, and putting it on that level with a war testimonio speaks volumes about the uniqueness of the work.

For family narrative readers as well as audiences seeking a mold-breaking, trend-changing piece of modern literature,
As Snow Falls by Elle Klass is a must-read."

To purchase
As Snow Falls and to learn more about our author and her other books, visit:

Elle Klass blog: http://thetroubledoyster.blogspot.com/

Elle Klass website: https://sites.google.com/site/elleklass/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElleKlass

And Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElleKlass




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