Lone wolf

by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD PICOULT Jodi
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC PIC
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC PIC
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC PIC
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC PIC
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Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual CDB PICOULT Jodi 1394
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC PICOULT (COMPACT DISC)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD PIC
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Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CD PICO
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A prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father learns that his dad lies comatose in a hospital. He fights with his sister about the next steps in this heart wrenching look at the intersection of medical science and moral choices.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Estranged from his family while living in Thailand for the past six years, Edward Warren is summoned home to New Hampshire when his father, Luke, a renowned wolf expert, and Edward's 17-year-old sister, Cara, are critically injured in a car accident. Cara's wounds are not life-threatening, but Luke has suffered severe brain damage and languishes in a vegetative state doctors say is irreversible. As his father's legal next-of-kin, it falls to Edward to make the hard choices about life support and organ donation, a nearly impossible responsibility, given that father and son parted on angry terms the night Edward tried to confide to Luke that he was gay. Then Cara becomes a volatile advocate for her father's right-to-life, taking impulsive steps to wrest control away from Edward. Though the author's loyal Pi-cult following will drive demand, this latest offering lacks the emotional nuance that may have won Picoult her fans. Worthy discussions about critical end-of-life medical and moral issues are often eclipsed by overwrought teenage melodrama and heavy-handed working of the lone wolf/Luke Warren trope. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Picoult will conduct a national author tour backed by extensive advertising and publicity for this topical drama by a reliably prolific and avidly popular author.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? Luke Warren, a vital free spirit, has devoted himself to understanding wolf behavior, to the point of having once abandoned his family to live with wolves. Now divorced and raising his 17-year-old daughter, Cara, near his wolf compound, Luke sustains a traumatic brain injury in an accident. His ex-wife, Georgie, remarried to a lawyer, summons Cara's brother, Edward, from Thailand, where he's lived for years alienated from his family, who assume the estrangement stems from his father's rejection of Edward's homosexuality. Cara wants to keep her father on life support; Edward struggles with resentment but believes his father wouldn't want to exist in a vegetative state. As Cara and Edward navigate their own conflicts and Luke languishes in a coma, Picoult folds in mesmerizing excerpts of Luke's book about life with the wolves. There are no surprises, as Picoult (My Sister's Keeper) as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject. Agent: Laura Gross, Laura Gross Literary Agency. (Feb. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Accident victims -- Fiction.
Terminal care -- Decision making -- Fiction.
Parent and adult child -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Payne, Natalia.
Changchien, Louis.
Ciulla, Celeste.
Cordero, Nick.
Goethals, Angela.
Zeisler, Mark.
Paris, Andy.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Performed by Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, Nick Cordero, Angela Goethals, Mark Zeisler, Andy Paris.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781464024160
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