Eight White Nights by Andre Aciman. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: 'I am Clara.' Over the following seven days, they meet every evening in the snowy city. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. But as they move closer together, this amorous dance builds towards a New Year's Eve charged with magic, the promise of renewal and love.