Winter Count

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What to expect

From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams comes a timeless, intoxicating collection of evocative stories.

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 of stories by a multiaward–winning author.

These resonant and unpredictable stories reveal the author’s breathtaking skill in producing painfully beautiful scenes. Combining the real with the wondrous, the stories offer a pure vision of people alive to the immediacy and spiritual truth of nature.

Critics Review

  • “Flawless. As painstakingly crafted and as resonant as a good classical guitar.”

    New York Times Book Review
  • “Richly allusive, moving, compassionate, these stories celebrate the web of nature that holds the world together.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “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
  • “Lopez succeeds in awakening our fleeting yearnings and hidden feelings. This book should be savored for the force of its imagery and the magic of its prose.” 

    Houston Chronicle
  • “Perfectly crafted.”

    Los Angeles Times
  • “Powerful…[Lopez] can steal your breath away.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

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