On Our Shelves Now Published:
Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 10/2012
Sandy Says: In Jodi Picoult’s newest tome, the prolific novelist throws a wolf pack into her stock family dynamic and creates something fresh and unexpected. When Cara and her father, Luke, are in a debilitating car accident, the family stands vigil over Luke’s shell recounting where they all went wrong. Edward, the runaway son, reticently returns with an agenda. Cara, the loyal daughter, harbors a secret. The ex-wife, Georgie, revisits the demise of a marriage. And a wolf-pack mourns the loss of a member. In usual Picoult fashion, the story hinges on a hot-bed issue- the right-to-die- and the family legal battle threatens to tear an already divided family even further apart.