Winter Count

Winter Count

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"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
Branch Call Number: LOP
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 19, 2018

USA-specific. Flowery language, history stories.

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

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at ORL

To Top