From the Publisher
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
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 aren't so lucky.
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 Edward's
younger sister, Cara.
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 father's fate together. Though there'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
Another tour de force by Picoult, Lone Wolf brilliantly
describes the nature of a family: the love, protection, and
strength it can offer-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?
About the Author
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. Picoult wrote her first story at age 5, entitled "The Lobster Which Misunderstood". She studied writing at Princeton University, and graduated in 1987 with a degree in creative writing. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she landed a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. She earned a master's degree in education from Harvard University. and a master's degree in education from Harvard. She is a bestselling author of fifteen novels. Her latest one, number 16, entitled Handle With Care, is sure to become a best seller as well. Most recently she wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. Her books are translated into 34 languages in 35 countries. The first book to be made into a movie, My Sister's Keeper, will premiere in 2009 in theatres starring Cameron Diaz. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult currently has some 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
About the Book
Twenty-four-year-old Edward Warren, 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?
Published: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books