Winter Study

By Nevada Barr
(Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399154584, 384pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Library Binding

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

Anna Pigeon returns--in the remarkable new novel from the New York Times-bestselling writer.

It is January, and Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about managing and understanding wolves, as her home base of Rocky Mountain National Park might soon have their own pack of the magnificent, much-maligned animals. She's housed in the island's bunkhouse with the famed wolf study team, along with two scientists from Homeland Security, who are assessing the study with an eye to opening the park each winter--effectively bringing an end to the fifty-year study--so that it can be manned to secure the scrap of border with Canada.

Soon after Anna's arrival, the wolf packs under observation begin to act in peculiar ways. Giant wolf prints are found, and Anna spies the form of a great wolf from a surveillance plane. The discovery of wolf scat containing alien DNA leads the team to believe that perhaps a wolf/dog hybrid has been introduced to the island. When a female member of the team is savaged, Anna is convinced she is being stalked, and what was once a beautiful, idyllic refuge becomes a place of unnatural occurrences and danger beyond the ordinary. Alone on an island without electricity or running water, with temperatures hovering around zero both day and night, Anna fights not only for the wolves, but for also her own survival.

Filled with the nail-biting suspense, richly drawn characters and gorgeous nature writing that are her hallmarks, Winter Study is vintage Barr, proving once again that she's "a real writer, in every sense of the word" (The Denver Post).

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company
Landline
Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Press
New and Selected Poems
David Lehman
Scribner
Still Some Cake
James Cummins
Carnegie-Mellon University Press

Make Your Own Wishlist








Update Profile