Jodi Picoult examines different subjects in each of her novels, ranging from autism to heart transplants to parents who have a second child in order to get parts for their first sickly child, and many more.
In her newest book, Lone Wolf, she delves into more family dynamics with siblings who can’t agree what should be done with their father who is in a vegetative state. This may not sound terribly interesting, but as Picoult gives us the thoughts and words of all the different characters, we learn about the past that has led the siblings to this point. We learn about the father who spent two years in the wilds of Canada with a wild wolf family, actually becoming more wolf than human. We learn of a mother who was unable to deal with her husbands inability to put his human family before his wolf families. And we learn of the two children who lose their ability to communicate with each other.
There is tension, there are questions about who said or saw what that caused their inexplicable actions, and there are the fascinating descriptions of living with wolves. Another winner from Jodi Picoult.
Long waiting list for Lone Wolf? Try one of these while you wait:
- While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinksy
- Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bojalian
- Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
- Night Road by Kristin Hannah