Lone Wolf

A Novel

Picoult, Jodi

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lone Wolf
When his father and sister are injured in an accident that has rendered his father comatose, estranged son Edward decides to stop his father's life support so that his organs can be donated, a choice his sister urges him to reconsider.

Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 1439102740
Branch Call Number: F Pic


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Mar 09, 2015
  • karen9 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of the most touching stories ever, the story slowly captured my heart and I couldn't stop reading! Very sad story, but the use of Luke's passion for Wolf to teach us a life lesson. I love his passion and interest for zoology - specifically wolves. It was interesting, and also Cara's ever lasting love for her father! It teared me up reading this! A must read, and a very good book indeed. I would have given it 5 star if the ending didn't make me cry so hard! I guess it made sense, but I'm leaning on the happy ever after endings. (Never able to let go of those)

Jan 02, 2015
  • karenbethglunz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stunningly written book. There is a wolf sanctuary in Conroe Texas where I want to go for "howl night". The information written about the pack, the rankings, the job of each wolf, and the manner in which they conduct themselves is intriguing.
Makes me want to go to the sanctuary even more.

Apr 08, 2014
  • JCLJenniferM rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As usual Picoult tells a great story. I like the method she uses of telling the story from multiple voices. This is especially effective on audio when there are multiple narrators - great listening experience. However, I was not as compelled by this story as some of her other works. Maybe the topic - euthanasia - has been overdone? Maybe I just didn't like the characters as well? Not my favorite Picoult read but I'm not sorry I read it.

Dec 27, 2013
  • Mothercat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another absorbing and thought-provoking Jodi Picoult story - always enjoy her books, and this was no exception.

May 02, 2013
  • mdsvpl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great novel - particularly loved all the chapters about wolf life and behaviour, and wolf-human interactions, both in the wild and in a reserve.

Apr 30, 2013
  • cinseg1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another powerful family drama by Ms.Picoult. A heart-wrenching look at members of a family that come together after years of separation to let an often neglectful father die. Poignant and insightful. No one writes about family drama/dynamics like Jodi Picoult.

Apr 05, 2013

I can't believe this didn't get 5 stars. It is an incredible book, my husband and I couldn't put it down. I had never read any books by Jodi Picout and now I want to read everything she has ever written!!!!

Jan 28, 2013

If you are at all interested in wolves, I highly recommend "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat, a lively memoir of studying wolves in the wild that reads like fiction.

Jan 21, 2013
  • rha789 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great Author 5* - this one just wasn't one of my favorites.
Her in-depth research and reality with the issues she features is what makes her novels (usually) so incredible.
For me, this one went too far into the wolf/researcher side and didn't have enough of the other personal connections & conflicts throughout the book.
I still grabbed ahold of it the second I saw it - and will do with any others that she writes!

Jan 13, 2013
  • 22950006044564 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another fantastic novel by Jodi. Loved the story line. As always she had me guessing till the end. Enjoyed learning about wolves also.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • JODI ARONOFF rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father learns that his dad lies comatose in a hospital. He fights with his sister about the next steps in this heart wrenching look at the intersection of medical science and moral choices.

Luke Warren has spent decades learning the inner workings of wolf packs. Yet his relationship with his own family is strained. Divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, Edward, Luke remains close to his daughter, Cara. When the two are involved in a car accident that leaves Luke in a coma, Edward must return home to make important medical decisions regarding life-sustaining measures. With facts that aren't always clear and emotional baggage getting in the way, Cara and Edward find themselves on opposite sides regarding what is best for their father. VERDICT Picoult (Sing You Home) once again has written a compelling story involving current issues and family drama with a unique twist. The inclusion of Luke's relationship with wolves adds an element of depth, and details like these are why readers find Picoult's books impossible to put down.

Jun 28, 2012

Cara and Edward Warren have very opposite relationships with their father, Luke. Luke Warren lives many lives, from being a member of wolf packs, to being a human dad, he is the center of the series of events throughout this book. The comparison of human life and characteristics, to the life of wolf packs and their instincts. This is a must read.


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