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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Billy Coffey Narrator: Tim Gregory Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781608147762
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Awakened by radio broadcasts urging the residents of a small Virginia town to take a snow day rather than travel to school and work, Peter Boyd finds himself with both an unexpected day off and an opportunity to find big truths in small moments and surprise encounters. Peter believes he has a good life, with a decent job and a family he loves. But he’s quietly worried he’ll be cut when downsizing takes effect at the factory, his family will lose the home they love, and his faith will crumble along with his bank account.

Through the course of one day, Peter finds himself revisiting his past through old friends, finding out there is a Santa Claus, though he drives a truck instead of a sleigh, and rediscovering that whatever comes in life, hope is the only choice that makes sense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Snow Day is the kind of book you savor, then read again. Simple, yet profound. Spare, but beautiful. I loved this book.”

    Mary DeMuth, author of the Defiance, Texas trilogy and Thin Places

  • “With Snow Day, Billy offers further proof that the blogger-turned-author is a trend we’ve barely touched on. Honest, insightful, and packed with the writing people fell in love with online, Snow Day makes me proud to be a blogger.”

    Jonathan Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like

  • “Tim Gregory draws listeners into the poignant story of Peter Boyd…Gregory engages the listener with Boyd’s inner experiences—from his renewed sense of faith and purpose to his rediscovery of the wonder and magic of Christmas…Exquisite.”


  • “This is a gentle read and a sure bet with its even pacing, descriptive language, and humor. Look for more by this talented author in the future.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 3/25/2011

    " Simplistic. Loved the premise but it could have been better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/3/2011

    " Country philosopher Billy Coffey wrote a sweet, thought-provoking debut novel. Terrific voice. Worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 2/13/2011

    " Very heartwarming story. Reminds one in a short read what is important in life. I would read this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/23/2011

    " I loved this book.. It was well written and the story was charming. Billy is a delightful character who spends a snow day examining his life and what he wants his future to look like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/23/2011

    " Excellent book. It gave me alot to think and pray about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 T | 1/1/2011

    " kind of preachy - very Christian bent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/28/2010

    " Great read...really made me stop and think what is important in life; friends and family, and savoring the times we spend together. In this materialistic and superficial world, it is nice to know that imperfection and not perfection needs to be valued. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 12/19/2010

    " This is a simple little book with good insights and feel-good incidents from a man's day-off work during a snow storm. He has realizations that propel him onward despite his current challenges and adversities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/19/2010

    " A quick read, but lots of nuggets of wisom in each chapter. Similar to "the last lecture", but in a fiction format. Would definately recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 11/15/2010

    " Enjoyed this book very much. Each chapter was like a little story all of its own. What a wonderful cast of characters, and an important and much-needed message woven throughout. Highly recommended "

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About the Author
Author Billy Coffey

Billy Coffey and his wife, Joanne, live with their two children in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A product of his small-town locale, he counts as assets his rural authenticity, unwavering sense of purpose, and insatiable curiosity, all of which tend to make his front porch a comfortably crowded place.

About the Narrator

Tim Gregory has been a professional on stage, screen, and television since graduating from DePaul University, where he earned his master of fine arts degree. His portfolio includes many notable acting, directing, and writing projects, including work at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. He is also the founding artistic director of Provision Theater in Chicago and can be seen on HGTV’s New Spaces.