Snow Angels, by Stewart O'Nan

Snow Angels is a quick, if dark, read. I read it because I really like Kate Beckinsale, who plays the lead in the movie version of this novel. It is well written but very sad. Most of the characters are not happy, and I tend to prefer books with at least some glimmer of hope.  Just when I thought this book might have some, it was quickly snuffed out. If you are in the mood for characters who struggle to be better, but sadly can’t get out of their own way, you may want to check this one out.