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Into the Blizzard

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Into the Blizzard by Michael Winter
Nov 04, 2014 | 352 Pages
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    Nov 04, 2014 | 352 Pages

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    Nov 04, 2014 | 288 Pages

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A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2014
Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize

“[With Into the Blizzard], I believe that Winter has offered the world a piece of his heart. . . . The writing far surpasses that of the standard CanLit non-fiction fare, even that which lands on the RBC Taylor Prize. . . . Into the Blizzard is a love letter to a province’s sacrifice by a great Canadian writer.”
The Winnipeg Review 

“[Into the Blizzard has] genuine intimacy and immediacy . . . a meditation not just about war and sacrifice but about memory and mythology and a past becoming fragmented by time.”
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“[An] often-riveting treatise on war. . . . A truly compelling voice and point of view. . . . Winter’s arguments may be familiar, but they’re made fresh and compelling by a troubling notion he introduces: that time might be diminishing our understanding of the war, not increasing it, leaving it simplistically reified, not furnished with nuance.” —The Globe and Mail
“Toronto-based, Newfoundland-raised author Michael Winter takes us along the winding path the men of Newfoundland Regiment followed during the First World War. . . . Part history, part travelogue and part author’s musings on how our modern minds contemplate the past. . . . [A] poignant account.” —Winnipeg Free Press

“Michael Winter . . . has written a love letter to the soldiers who fought for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War. . . . His lyrical writing and attention to detail are at their peak . . . [with] powerful imagery and detailed portraits of fragile human beings. As much as Winter may decry the war itself, he is ferociously proud of those who ‘faced the blizzard of machine-gun fire with their chins tucked into an advanced shoulder.’ Winter asks us never to lose sight of their lives, no matter how short or apparently inconsequential.”
Quill & Quire, featured review
“[A] brilliant first foray into non-fiction.”
—Geoffrey Taylor, Toronto Star

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