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Lone Wolf

by Jodi Picoult

Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 28 February 2012
Number of pages: 384

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When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident which leaves him in a coma, his family are gathered together against the odds; they face an impossible dilemma. His daughter Cara is praying for a miracle: she will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life. His son Edward can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. But Edward hasn't spoken to Luke for six years. How can he dare to speak on his father's behalf? Somehow, they must choose: Do they keep Luke alive? Or do they let him go?

What the papers say:
'Picoult's impressive research into wolf biology, hierarchy and pack mentality ultimately forms a plausible and highly informative story ... This is a heartbreaking story told in engaging prose.' -- Image magazine, Ireland 'Picoult fans will love it' -- Sunday Express 'Picoult has dealt with a highly controversial issue with both courage and sensitivity. LONE WOLF is another fine example of her incredible storytelling ... She once again shows the joys and heartbreaks of everyday life ... Once you start, you will struggle to put it down.' -- www.novelicious.com 'LONE WOLF could have been an overblown sob story, but the excellent Jodi picoult moulds it into superior literary ficton in a gripping human story.' -- Mail on Sunday 'A compelling and exciting read. This is Jodi Picoult at her very best; a superb story with characters that are realistic. The plot is fast paced, fascinating and makes the reader consider "just what would I do?" ' ***** -- NewBooks Magazine 'There are many aspirants to her throne, but nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult ... Always insightful about human families, Picoult proves to be equally perceptive about animal ones in LONE WOLF.' -- USA Today 'Picoult 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.' -- Publishers Weekly 'It's as fascinating as eavesdropping.' -- Saga 'An absorbing read.' ***** -- Woman's Own 'Heartache and an unbearable decision are at the centre of Jodi Picoult's latest powerful book.' **** -- Star magazine Praise for Picoult's previous novel, SING YOU HOME -- : 'Never one to shy away from moral and ethical dilemmas, or from presenting every side of the debate, Picoult gives her readers all the virtuosic plotting, cliffhangers and twists they've come to expect' -- Daily Mail 'Picoult tackles this sensitive subject with her usual flawless research and convincing characters ... as is Picoult's signature style, the reader is left just as torn as the characters over the best solution. Thought-provoking and gripping.' -- SHE 'An emotional novel ... if you were a fan of MY SISTER'S KEEPER, you'll love this!' -- Prima 'It's an emotional story about what can happen to a family when things fall apart. It's full of suspense and tension, but that doesn't stop you relating to the characters. Jodi Picoult understands what her readers love: a well-written, intelligent, challenging story.' -- Essential Magazine 'Picoult has again created a heart-wrenching situation for a cast of troubled characters ... a solid work, especially for fans of the writer.' -- Western Daily Press 'A heartbreaking story told in engaging prose.' -- Image Magazine, Ireland 'A gripping page-turner embracing compelling issues.' -- SO magazine

Author's Biography:
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include HOUSE RULES, NINETEEN MINUTES, and MY SISTER'S KEEPER. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial. Samantha Van Leer is sixteen years old. She writes, sings and acts, and lives in New Hampshire with her parents and two older brothers.

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