by: Ursula K. Le Guin
I picked up this book as a audiobook CD set narrated by George Guidall
. A slow starting book with beautiful lyrical poetic prose and descriptions, with keen insights into what it is to “belong”, to be “other”. It took me the first (of 8) cds to get into the audiobook - then I was transported away to Winter. The description of the landscape and internal landscape it evokes reminded me of Peter Matthiessin's “The Snow Leopard”
. As amazing as the book is, the notes and highlights are from the author's introduction - which are short, entertaining and deeply insightful.