New Elizabeth Gilbert novel coming in February 2024!
The Snow Forest, the new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, will be released by Jonathan Ball Publishers in February 2024.
‘The book … tells of the cunning ability of the divine feminine to outwit totalitarian patriarchy, even in the most challenging of circumstances. It is also a book (as are most of my books) about the incredible power of women working together to produce the impossible.’ – Elizabeth Gilbert
In a remote, high-altitude corner of Siberia, a lone family of religious Russian fundamentalists have lived isolated and undetected for 44 years.
Since retreating in the 1930s from the dangers and comforts of the world, the parents and children have scrounged off the cold and unforgiving land, having no contact with any humans except each other. Untethered from human progress, unaware even of the events of World War II, their knowledge and beliefs have remained frozen in time, their lives devoted wholly to their faith and the hard work of survival. But their discovery in 1980 by a team of Soviet geologists will change all of that.
One unlikely woman – a scholar and linguist who has spent her life in a different kind of hiding – is sent to the family’s mountaintop to bridge the chasm between modern existence and their ancient, snow forest life. What she uncovers in that dangerous and beautiful wilderness will be stranger and more miraculous than anything she had ever expected, and will upturn her own quiet life forever.
Emerging from a place of beauty, awe and danger, The Snow Forest sees beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert bringing her formidable storytelling talents to the magnificent, magical extremes of the Siberian taiga and considers: how permeable, really, is the line between mankind and nature?
About the author
Elizabeth Gilbert is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction. Her story collection Pilgrims was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her follow-up memoir to Eat Pray Love, Committed, became an instant number one New York Times bestseller. She has published three novels, Stern Men, The Signature of All Things, which was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, and City of Girls, which was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. She lives in New Jersey in the United States.