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ISBN13: 9781439102749
ISBN10: 1439102740
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andlt;Iandgt;A life hanging in the balance . . . a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans arenand#8217;t so lucky. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father. Edward understands that some things cannot be fixed, though memories of his domineering father still inflict pain. Then comes a frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edwardand#8217;s younger sister, Cara. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Suddenly everything changes: Edward must return home to face the father he walked out on at age eighteen. He and Cara have to decide their fatherand#8217;s fate together. Though thereand#8217;s no easy answer, questions abound: What secrets have Edward and his sister kept from each other? What hidden motives inform their need to let their father die . . . or to try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten what a wolf never forgets: that each member of a pack needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Another tour de force by Picoult, andlt;Iandgt;Lone Wolf andlt;/Iandgt;brilliantly describes the nature of a family: the love, protection, and strength it can offerand#8212;and the price we might have to pay for those gifts. What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?

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"Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? Luke Warren, a vital free spirit, has devoted himself to understanding wolf behavior, to the point of having once abandoned his family to live with wolves. Now divorced and raising his 17-year-old daughter, Cara, near his wolf compound, Luke sustains a traumatic brain injury in an accident. His ex-wife, Georgie, remarried to a lawyer, summons Cara's brother, Edward, from Thailand, where he's lived for years alienated from his family, who assume the estrangement stems from his father's rejection of Edward's homosexuality. Cara wants to keep her father on life support; Edward struggles with resentment but believes his father wouldn't want to exist in a vegetative state. As Cara and Edward navigate their own conflicts and Luke languishes in a coma, Picoult folds in mesmerizing excerpts of Luke's book about life with the wolves. There are no surprises, as Picoult (My Sister's Keeper) as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject. Agent: Laura Gross, Laura Gross Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult." USA Today

Review:

"Compelling...fascinating...This page-turner will keep you wondering." People Magazine

Review:

"Impossible to put down." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go.

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her at JodiPicoult.com.

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BestWordforYou, July 27, 2012 (view all comments by BestWordforYou)
Picoult's Lone Wolf successfully weaves together the complex fascinating life of wolf packs; a father's obsession with wolves, leading him to live with and study them, thus shortchanging his family; the effects of brain trauma, physically and emotionally, from a truck accident with his young daughter; her obsessive love for him; and the family's disintegration after divorce. The decision whether to withdraw life support and the unraveling of what really happened in the accident, and suggested spiritual connections between wolves and humans, form an informative, yet touching story.
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krzeszak, July 4, 2012 (view all comments by krzeszak)
Its difficult to say this is one of her best, as I tend to think that whenever I pick up a new release by Jodi Picoult. Its probably more accurate to say that her story telling gets better with each heart wrenching tale. That being said, I still think this is one is especially engaging; comparing this family split by years and reconnected by tragedy looking to find strength, with the story of a father and his wolf pack, is a really smart an effective way to get at some of the roles children and parents often take on as we all struggle to make our own way in life. Jodi proves, while you may think you're fine out there in the world by yourself, you're always stronger as part of a tribe.
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librarilyn, April 4, 2012 (view all comments by librarilyn)
Euthanasia is always a hot-button topic. In this tale of a man teetering on the brink of death Picoult provides the reader with the back-story and feelings of each family member as they deal with the situation. Luke, the character around whom the story revolves lies in a coma so while there is no present tense for him, the story of his past, living in a wolf pack was the most compelling part of the book for me. Lots of fascinating information, well told.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439102749
Author:
Picoult, Jodi
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
endpapers
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? Luke Warren, a vital free spirit, has devoted himself to understanding wolf behavior, to the point of having once abandoned his family to live with wolves. Now divorced and raising his 17-year-old daughter, Cara, near his wolf compound, Luke sustains a traumatic brain injury in an accident. His ex-wife, Georgie, remarried to a lawyer, summons Cara's brother, Edward, from Thailand, where he's lived for years alienated from his family, who assume the estrangement stems from his father's rejection of Edward's homosexuality. Cara wants to keep her father on life support; Edward struggles with resentment but believes his father wouldn't want to exist in a vegetative state. As Cara and Edward navigate their own conflicts and Luke languishes in a coma, Picoult folds in mesmerizing excerpts of Luke's book about life with the wolves. There are no surprises, as Picoult (My Sister's Keeper) as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject. Agent: Laura Gross, Laura Gross Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult."
"Review" by , "Compelling...fascinating...This page-turner will keep you wondering."
"Review" by , "Impossible to put down."
"Synopsis" by , A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go.

Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.

With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?

Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.

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