Jodi Piccoult seems simply unstoppable. She produces at least one book per year which climbs to the top of the bestseller charts (and often becomes a movie). Her newest bestseller is Lone Wolf.
Edward Warren has spent five years in Thailand, following a bitter argument with his father Luke. Wounded by the estrangement, he travelled to Asia and has barely spoken to his family since. But as most of us know, when it comes to family you can run but you can’t hide.
When Luke and Cara, Edward’s sister are in a car accident Edward returns home to a gravely injured father. A decision needs to be made about whether to turn off Luke’s life support and donate his organs, or keep him alive yet comatose. Edward advocates letting his father go but members of his family passionately disagree, setting the scene for a stormy and drawn out conflict that could tear them apart forever.
Jodi Piccoult has carved out a nice little niche for herself in the commercial fiction market, and cements her territory with every new book. She picks provocative issues that are sure to spark debate, (from abortion to school shootings to organ transplants), does an exhaustive amount of research and then frames her story around the legal and moral issues that dominate the issue, as well as their human impact.
Lone Wolf delivers an emotional story rife with family angst and exploring notions of revenge, betrayal and forgiveness, with an ending you won’t see coming.
Praise: ‘Piccoult writes with unassuming brilliance.’ Stephen King
Author: Jodi Picoult is the author of 18 bestselling and widely acclaimed novels.
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