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USAToday gives Jodi Picoult’s ‘Lone Wolf’ high praise

USAToday – Lone Wolf (By Jodi Picoult; Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 421 pp., $28; fiction). In Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, “the stars are four-legged and howling,” writes USA TODAY’s Deirdre Donahue.Lone Wolf revolves around the two “families” of biologist Luke Warren — his human family, and the wolf packs he loves. The story opens with a car crash that leaves Luke in a coma. The drama shifts to the courtroom where his teenage daughter and his estranged son fight over the son’s desire to pull the plug on dad.

But the novel shines in flashbacks depicting Luke’s “destructive but magnificent obsession” with the shy predators of the forest…

Read USAToday’s final analysis and rating

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