There’s Nothing Like A New Jodi Picoult Book.

3 Mar

I’m officially on Spring Break. Yay! My Spring Break began after my last final was over yesterday around 10am. I decided to celebrate by heading to Ross for a little shopping…AND heading to Barnes N Noble to purchase Jodi Picoult‘s newest book, Lone Wolf!

Once I purchased it, I squealed continuously until I got back to my car! Jodi Picoult is my all-time favorite author, and March is one of my favorite months of the year since that’s when another one of her books is released. Though I am currently in the middle of reading Middlesex by Jefftrey Eugenides, I couldn’t wait to finish that one before I started Lone Wolf. So last night, I curled up on the couch with a blanket and my new book. I didn’t read as much as planned because I wanted to work on my book some as well. That was a good decision though. Normally when it comes to Jodi Picoult’s book, I’m up all through the night reading because I just can’t bare to put it down. However, this time around I decided to break up my reading time. Though I love her books and can devour one of them in one setting, the reading experience is just so much shorter, and I’m always sad when I’m done because then I realize I have to wait until next March to read another one. Here’s the synopsis according to Amazon.com:

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 sacrifice?

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?

I’m only about 90 pages in, but it’s amazing as usual. I’ll review it once I’m finished, so stay tuned!

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6 Responses to “There’s Nothing Like A New Jodi Picoult Book.”

  1. byroisinhealy March 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I’m still afraid to read Picoult books after how much My Sister’s Keeper made me cry! My nose was red raw from the tissues!

    • ameliaclaire92 March 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

      Yeah. I’ve cried at pretty much all of her books, but I just love them all so much!

      • byroisinhealy March 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

        I guess I will have to bite the bullet so, seeing as you and I seem to have similar tastes!

      • ameliaclaire92 March 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

        I recommend Harvesting The Heart. It’s my favorite novel of hers! 🙂

      • byroisinhealy March 7, 2012 at 6:50 am #

        Cool thanks!! 🙂

  2. deborahbeyer March 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    She is one of my favorite authors too! Looking forward to reading it.

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