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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. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult - A life hanging in the balance a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable. Buy my books using the "buy" links below, or find a book, ebook or audiobook at your favorite online bookseller, or use Indie Bound to buy at an independent.
With conflicting motivations and emotions, what will this family decide? And will they be able to live with that decision, after the truth has been revealed? What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. New Hampshire United States. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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I loved this book! I especially appreciated the way you threaded the Wolf research between the lines and pages. What book would you suggest next that would have the same weaving of research information? See all 3 questions about Lone Wolf…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Let me start by saying, I love Jodi Picoult's novels. I've read 13 of them, most of which were thoroughly enjoyable with only a couple of notable exceptions--Songs of the Humpback Whale for one.
I'm always excited to see when she's written something new and can't wait for it to come into print. When I've read or listened to interviews she's given, I am always amazed that she writes all of her novels in about 9 months. For the most part, you would never be able to tell they are written so quick Let me start by saying, I love Jodi Picoult's novels. For the most part, you would never be able to tell they are written so quickly. However, Lone Wolf was the exception. Not only was this book not enjoyable, it was physically painful to read.
It was one of those books that you read pages in, decide you don't really like the book, but feel like you have to finish it just because you've already put so much effort into reading it. To me, it feels like she just didn't have enough time to really get at the heart of the novel. The characters were underdeveloped, the voices stagnant, and the plot unrealistic. One of my favorite things about reading a novel by Picoult is her use of voice.
In this novel however, the voices of each character were so similar as to be indistinguishable from one another. If there weren't names at the beginning of each chapter, I would have said this was a first person omnicient narrator.
Furthermore, the plot was at times contrived and at other times wholly unrealistic. The "surprise" ending was so poorly done that it was truly unbelievable. The only redeeming quality of the book, for me, was the information about wolves. I found her research to be fascinating and wished more could have been incorporated about them.
I didn't enjoy this book. But I do love other novels by Jodi Picoult and would recommend many of them. Hopefully, the next novel will be better than Lone Wolf. View all 29 comments. I was pretty disappointed with this book.
To be honest though, I thought the same when I read the excerpt Jodi Picoult published months maybe even a year ago on her website. But I gave the book a chance because Ms Picoult is one of my favorite authors.
I guess the main problem with the book is that, unlike her previous books, the characters in "Lone Wolf" are boring and stale. Jodi Picoult's books are known for their intricate plots and well-developed characters. Her story-lines are typically I was pretty disappointed with this book.
Her story-lines are typically not so predictable as this one. From the beginning of the book, you can basically tell how it will end. The characters in "Lone Wolf" are hardly developed. Usually her characters are complicated and are intertwined with each other in so many ways and angles. For example, Picoult gives a little information for the character of Helen Bedd.
She provides a "cute" explanation to the origin of her name mainly I think because she heard it in a joke and wanted to throw it in and has her briefly interact with both Cara and Edward - meetings with no impact to the story. Her "appearance" in court reads like a letter - the character doesn't actually "speak" to the judge.
No other information is given. If Helen Bedd was given more of a background and role in the story, she wouldn't be such a throw-away character. Unfortunately, her main characters are not much better.
It seems to have been hurriedly put together with not much thought. The original plot is intriguing but Picoult does little to expand on the idea. And that's a shame because she is an excellent writer.
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of "Lone Wolf" is "half-assed. View all 21 comments. Whatever type of drama-family, medical, courtroom, even wild animal drama It may be that her books has a certain mould, a template, but she gets published only once or twice a year so if you're like me who waits to read the latest, you can liken it to waiting for Christmas.
There's always something new to learn in her books. In Lone Wolf, there was of course the wolf lessons, both about them and from them. There were the brief Whatever type of drama-family, medical, courtroom, even wild animal drama There were the briefs on the law.
Most importantly, there were family and relationship lessons. I highly recommend this to anybody who is willing to listen and to feel; to those who highly value their familial relationships; to those who have at one time or another have walked out of his pack, but who have found and earned his way back.
Oh, my god, this book is so amazing it made me want to cry at the end of this book I really loved this book. View 2 comments. Just Meh. Jodi, Jodi, Jodi.. I know you don't write just for me.
But my heart is breaking a little bit. You used to be my favorite author. I bought your books, even in hardback, which is a rare thing for this frugal girl to do. Sight unseen, I'd buy them, because I just knew they would be good. About four books back or so, I began to feel they were becoming formulaic. The twists were predictable, the tearjerkers at the end became cheap and redundant.
I hoped for more. I still believed. With these Eh. With these last two books, though, my belief is fading. You've been relegated to being an author I put on reserve at the library. I still get excited, and hopeful, but in the end I'm usually just glad I didn't spend twenty-five bucks for the read. I miss you, Jodi, and I think you've still got it. I'm waiting! I couldn't get into any of the main characters at all. Not the mom or the stepfather or the brother or the sister.
It's my understanding from seeing reviews on Amazon that this book was not well researched and wolf-lovers are all up-in-arms about the lack of research and correct wolf information. I don't know enough about wolves to have an opinion on this issue.
This is not a book I would want to pick up and read again. LOVE the early Picoult books though! View all 10 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is one of those books where I started doubting if the whole wolf allegory would mess up the storytelling But it was an essential part of the whole reading experience. Amazing piece by Picoult. Full review coming soon! And so I was among the lucky ones who got an Advanced Reader Copy This is one of those books where I started doubting if the whole wolf allegory would mess up the storytelling And so I was among the lucky ones who got an Advanced Reader Copy!
My thoughts: The story revolves around a man who was in an accident, lying comatose in the hospital.
That man is Luke Warren, a passionate zoologist, who had put his "human" life on hold and went to live among the wolves in the wild. He had returned to an alienated wife and two kids, Edward and Cara.
Georgie divorced Luke and made a new life for herself, marrying a lawyer and starting a new family. Cara stayed on with her father. Edward fled the country, and his family.
Now faced with medical decisions needing to be made, Edward, the prodigal son, returns at the request of his mother. Seventeen-year-old Cara, figured in the same accident as her father, but escaped with only minor injuries. The story revolves around the difficult decisions that family members must wrestle with, in their lives together, and their future together.
The already strained dynamics of a family in crisis becomes a legal battle as each one believes they know what's best in the interest of Luke Warren. Moral and legal questions come to fore: Who should make critical medical decisions - someone who is legally of age, or who knows that person's wishes better?
Who determines when to cut off life support? What if the patient wants to donate their organs? The book's chapters shift with the characters, with first-person viewpoints, making for very interesting reading.
You''ll hear it from Georgie, Cara, Edward, and from Luke himself. You'll notice this through the change in font type which I must point out is quite annoying to read , the tone of voice, and simply the whole difference in perspectives. The story comes to a dramatic and tragic close, with family members coming out better for the experience. The title intrigued me. The cover looked rather literal, but I figured it would have a metaphorical treatment. I was pleasantly surprised that the use of wolves was both literal and metaphorical.
And that is what I feel has made this book stand apart. Jodi Picoult based her story on a true story, that of renowned wolf researcher Shaun Ellis, also known as the Wolfman. His research has fed into Luke Warren's accounts of his life with wolves, from the science-y side as well as from the vulnerable human side.
I have been asked many times what made me choose this path in life. There's an honesty to the wolf world that is liberating. There's no diplomacy, no decorum. You tell your enemy you hate him; you show your admiration by confessing the truth.
That directness doesn't work with humans, who are masters of subterfuge. Does this dress make me look fat? Do you really love me? Do you miss me?
When a person asks this, she really doesn't want to now the real answer. She wants you to lie to her. After two years of living with wolves. I had forgotten how many lies it takes to build a relationship.
Quite amazing to accomplish through a book! Beautiful, powerful storytelling about family life. Be prepared for the insights about wolf life; the whole wolf allegory is essential part of the whole reading experience. Her books are easy to read quickly and involve family dynamics. She always seems to do a lot of research on a wide range of topics in order to bring controversial issues into her books to keep them a little more cerebral than other chic lit authors.
However, the subject matter in this book was intangible for me. A guy who preferred living with the wolves than with his wife and two kids? It seemed far fetched and a unrealistic. First, why would a woman want t 2. First, why would a woman want to be with a guy like that, let alone marry him, have kids with him and then stay with him after he left for two years to go be with the wolves? The wolves clearly ranked higher than his family in his book.
I didn't like any of the characters either because they were all so selfish, felt sorry for themselves, and were too cowardly to do anything about their situations. No one wants to deal with anything in this book. They all run away from their problems leaving them all unresolved. I only liked this book for Jodi Picoult's excellent writing and the interesting information about people being brain dead vs.
Each chapter is narrated by alternating characters. Luke's are all written in italics because he is in a coma. His were the most boring and ridiculous of the book.
I did not care about any of the information about wolves and their packs. It was shoved down our throats enough that wolves are so wise and all knowing. I doubt any wolf acres more about humans than the other wolves. Luke cared more about them then his family because he fit in better with the animals. This guy just seemed crazy. The only reason he comes back to be with humans is because they don't love him back.
They treat each other the way they do out of duty rather than love. Which is weird because that is how he parents his own kids. Here he is giving all this information about how wolves parent their young and he tell us all the hierarchy in the wolf pack yet he himself sucks at being a parent.
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Introduction Six years after he ran away from home, following a disastrous confrontation with his father, Edward Warren is still not ready to face his family. But when he learns that his father and sister have been in a serious car accident, he has no choice. He returns to find that nothing is as he left it. How far will each sibling go to do what he or she thinks is right? How far can the bonds of family be stretched by guilt, anger, and impossible choices?
Lone Wolf is a story of the ways a family can both know and misunderstand one another. Edward and Cara strongly disagree over whether to keep Luke on life support. Did your opinion change over the course of the novel? In your opinion, how much weight should the paper Luke signed before he went to Canada have carried? Cara sees her father as a hero whereas to Edward he is all too human. Why was Cara so much closer to her father than Edward was? Why or why not? I just want it to be over.
How did you react to the scene in which Edward pulls the plug on the ventilator? Luke is the most enigmatic character in the book—a man in a coma, a man torn between the wolf and human world. How do his chapters balance what you learn about him from the other characters? How would the novel and your understanding of Luke and his relationship with wolves have been different without those chapters?
Was it fair of Georgie to expect Luke to live a conventional life? Was it unfair of Luke to expect Georgie to sacrifice her own hopes? Luke seems torn between his love for his wolf family and for his human family; and ultimately his human family suffers. Do you think he loved his wolves more, as Edward believed? Do you think he ever could have found a happy medium between the two worlds? Consider the role each member of the Warren family plays in the family unit both before and after the family dissolves.
What could the family have done differently to prevent the collapse? What other issues have the Warren family avoided? What were the repercussions of doing so?
How would you characterize the way they relate? Why do you think Edward kept his reason for leaving a secret for so long? When he reveals the truth in court, how do Cara and Georgie react? Do his revelations about Luke have a bearing on the hearing?
Discuss why and how she favors each of her children at different points in the novel. How does it affect her relationship with Joe to be on the other side of the aisle during the hearing?
The moment when Luke opens his eyes and seems to follow Cara is a compelling one, but Dr. Saint-Clare explains that it is merely a reflex. Did Dr. Ultimately, both the advocate and the judge reach the same conclusions about whether Luke would want to live or die. In a situation such as this, can there be an answer that is wholly right or wholly wrong?
Enhance Your Book Club 1. Lone Wolf may have made you think what you or your family would do if ever confronted with a similar predicament. A Conversation with Jodi Picoult You have eighteen books under your belt, many of them focused on ethical and moral issues. Why this story and this issue now? I first thought about writing about the right to die when I was on a plane over a decade ago. I was sitting next to a neurologist who dealt with these sorts of issues all the time.
His name was James Bernat, and time flew by pardon the pun because I was so intrigued by what he was telling me. That led to wonder what would happen if two children were fighting over whether or not to terminate life support for their parent. What came first—the ethical dilemma or the characters? They sort of evolve together. I knew I wanted to write about the right to die, but I needed characters who made the choices a little muddier. I knew right away that Edward would be a prodigal son with a secret in his past; and that Cara would be the more faithful child…but one who was too young to have a legal say.
How did you come up with his character—was he based on anyone?I was pleasantly surprised that the use of wolves was both literal and metaphorical.
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Yes, he pulled the plug on his father. What would Luke himself want? Where does Jodi Picoult comes up with these ideas? Do his revelations about Luke have a bearing on the hearing? 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. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
I learned a lot about wolves, and how they live, and how that pertains to h I am a big fan of Jodi Picoult and have read most of her books. But in captivity, where wolves are bred only once every three or four years, the rules are different. Very intriguing and held my interest the entire way through.