Thursday, May 28, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - The Wolf Border; Sarah Hall

Here's a soon to be released novel that has my attention.

The Wolf Border; Sarah Hall
Harper - June 2015
From the award-winning author of The Electric Michelangelo, one of the most decorated young British writers working today, comes a literary masterpiece: a breathtaking work that beautifully and provocatively surveys the frontiers of the human spirit and our animal drives.
For almost a decade, zoologist Rachel Caine has lived a solitary existence far from her estranged family in England, monitoring wolves in a remote section of Idaho as part of a wildlife recovery program. But a surprising phone call takes her back to the peat and wet light of the Lake District where she grew up. The eccentric Earl of Annerdale has a controversial scheme to reintroduce the Grey Wolf to the English countryside, and he wants Rachel to spearhead the project. Though she’s skeptical, the earl’s lands are close to the village where she grew up, and where her aging mother now lives.
While the earl’s plan harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness, Rachel must contend with modern-day realities—health and safety issues, public anger and fear, cynical political interests. But the return of the Grey unexpectedly sparks her own regeneration.
Exploring the fundamental nature of wilderness and wildness, The Wolf Border illuminates both our animal nature and humanity: sex, love, conflict, and the desire to find answers to the question of our existence—the emotions, desires, and needs that rule our lives.


  1. I think that book sounds very interesting and I'd like to hear more about it. Reintroducing wolves to the Lake District - from Idaho? Hmmm...very intriguing.

  2. That one could be a maybe for me.

  3. That sounds like a great book. I would enjoy reading this one.

  4. Diane, this sounds interesting and different!

  5. New to me author, and the book sounds very interesting!

  6. Oh this is a must read for me. I have been a member for decades of The International Wolf Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife, both of which do much to protect wolves. Add an eccentric Earl. Sounds great.


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