Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

 

Highly-praised contemporary author Jodi Picoult will soon stop in the City of Brotherly Love during her current book tour.

The author of 18 novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers “House Rules,” “Handle with Care,” “Change of Heart,” “Nineteen Minutes,” and “My Sister’s Keeper,” will visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to mark the release of her newest novel, “Lone Wolf,” which will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Picoult’s books are known for their often controversial plotlines involving topics such as stem cell research, date rape, teenage suicide, Asperger’s syndrome, and more. Many of her novels involve courtroom drama, uncovering hidden secrets, and plenty of food-for-thought metaphors.  

For “Lone Wolf,” Picoult conducted extensive research on wolf packs and their behaviors. In the book, Edward Warren is a young man who left his home in New Hampshire after a falling out with his father. His father, Luke, is an animal conservationist who survived living with a wild wolf pack in Canada. But when he is gravely injured after an accident, Edward and his sister Cara must decide whether to terminate his life support or wait for a miracle.  

Picoult will host a signing for her new book, Lone Wolf, at the Free Library on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for general admission or $7 with a valid student ID. For those bringing a book of hers to the signing, Picoult will personalize all copies of her new book, “Lone Wolf,” and she will sign one of her previous books without personalization.  

Carol Fritz is a third-year student majoring in communication studies. She can be reached at CF716022@wcupa.edu.

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