Jekka, that's great that you're enjoying Faulkner. I just can't get into his books. Now, I haven't tried in 25 years, but way back when, I just couldn't, so it kind of turned me off and I haven't tried since.
Kathleen, I liked The Snow Child. It's kind of fairy-tale-ish. I don't remember it being depressing, but it was a few years ago and I can't remember the details of it.
"Ree-bee," Mom to United States Marine ds 20 * artist dd 18 * motion-loving ds 15 * piano-playing ds 10
"For Miss Minnie loved children and she loved books, and she taught merely by introducing the one to the other." from "A Consent," by Wendell Berry