Winter StudyBook - 2009
Anna Pigeon returnsin the remarkable new novel from the New York Timesbestselling 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. Shes housed in the islands 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 wintereffectively bringing an end to the fifty-year studyso that it can be manned to secure the scrap of border with Canada. Soon after Annas 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 Studyis vintage Barr, proving once again that shes a real writer, in every sense of the word (The Denver Post).
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnams Sons, c2009.
Characteristics: xvi, 469 p. :,map ;,19 cm.