Winter Count

Winter Count

Book - 1999
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"Perfectly crafted. . . . [These] stories expand of their own accord, lingering in the mind the way intense light lingers in the retina."nbsp;nbsp;-- Los Angeles Times

"Animals and landscapes have not had this weight, this precision, in American fiction since Hemingway's young heroes were fishing the streams of upper Michigan and Spain." -- San Francisco Chronicle


A flock of great blue herons descending through a snowstorm to the streets of New York. . . . A river in Nebraska disappearing mysteriously. . . . A ghostly herd of buffalo that sings a song of death. . . . A mystic who raises constellations of stones from the desert floor. . . . All these are to be found in Winter Count , the exquisite and rapturous collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams .

In these resonant and unpredictable stories Barry Lopez proves that he is one of the most important and original writers at work in America today. With breathtaking skill and a few deft strokes he produces painfully beautiful scenes. Combining the real with the wondrous, he offers us a pure vision of people alive to the immediacy and spiritual truth of nature.

"Powerful. . . . [Lopez] can steal your breath away." -- Minneapolis Tribune

"Richly allusive, moving, compassionate, these stories celebrate the web of nature that holds the world together."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1999.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780679781417
0679781412
Branch Call Number: LOP
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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mclarjh
May 19, 2018

USA-specific. Flowery language, history stories.

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fpshields
Nov 05, 2014

Good writing, I read, then reread it immediately, just to savor the stories and the art that went into creating this book

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