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Can a nearly 100-year-old woman still have time for a final adventure? And if so, what kind of last hurrah could she possibly have? A blizzard rages outside Elinor Montoya's window. Watching it from the comfort of the home that she has lived in for her entire life, she feels neither frightened nor lonely. She has her memories to keep her company. As the snow falls, Elinor recalls the years that have passed so quickly. She considers the mother who died giving her life, the doting father who was called from her just when she expected they would have more time together, and the cousin who she's held closer than a sister for nearly a century. Elinor revisits, through letters and in her mind, the chapters of her life that are as varied as the snow that drifts to the ground outside her window. She thinks of her husband, who went off to War and returned a changed man. She thinks of the truest joy in her life, her son Jamie. She wonders if, on such a bleak, snowy day, there isn't time for her to have one final adventure...just one last little thrill before moving on to what surely can't be too far in her future. Snowdance is the story of a life well lived, and the possibilities that are open to us every day of our lives, if we only open ourselves to seeing them. Elinor Montoya? She sees.

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