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Winter: Notes from Montana
Winter Notes from Montana
Author: Rick Bass
This book is a classic celebration of winter in a remote Montana valley.
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ISBN-13: 9780395517413
ISBN-10: 0395517419
Publication Date: 2/1991
Pages: 162
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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nascargal avatar reviewed Winter: Notes from Montana on + 352 more book reviews
This is a wonderful book...In this celebration of winter in a remote valley of thirty inhabitants, the last valley in Montana without electricity, Rick Bass describes the wildness and freedom of the valley people, the slow-motion quality of life as if it were one hundred years ago. Impressions abound: trees popping like firecrackers in the dead of winter; white rabbits as large as cats; bull elk eating hay alongside cows; the Dirty Shame Saloon, where the people gamble, drink beer, gossip, and watch football on TV. Rick Bass describes the physical dangers of wilderness life; getting lost in a blizzard; how a chain saw can rip open your leg; the omnipresent threat of fire.
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"Here is a book that is informative, insightful, and often as close to poetry as good prose can get."
- From back cover

Bass is my favorite contemporary nature writer. I also highly recommend The Book of Yaak.