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August 18, 2012
The Mining Journal

The Peter White Public Library is hosting "Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century" exhibit during August and September 2012. Our What's New at PWPL will feature fiction works with wolf or wolves in the title. Wolves Against the Moon by Julia Cooley Altrocchi is a historical fiction treatment of the life of Joseph Bailly. Bailly was a fur trader who lived in Indiana but traveled extensively in Michigan and Wisconsin. He was a successful businessman and based his fur trading company out of sites in Montreal and Mackinac Island. His home in Porter, Indiana is a National Historic site. Altrocchi spent 30 years writing this fictionalized account of Bailly and the development of his empire.

Kathleen Kent also writes historical fiction. Her books are set in Colonial America. The Wolves of Andover is a tale of unwed mother Martha Allen and the mysterious Thomas Carrier. Carrier is purported to have played a role in the execution of King Charles I. In London, King Charles II is setting in motion the assassination of those who played a role in this father's death. Can Martha and Thomas escape or will the past mean their end?

Wolf Mark is a new teen novel by Joseph Bruchac. Luke's life is full of turmoil. The family moves often due to his father's career as a black ops infiltrator. After the last move, Luke is looking forward to stability, but that is before his father disappears and he is forced to do everything in his power to protect himself and his family. Hopefully, Luke's paranormal abilities will allow him to save his father.

Wolves are a constant presence for Grady Service Michigan DNR woods cop. Shadow of the Wolf Tree finds the C.O. in the midst of a deadly game that involves racism, gold prospecting, murder, eco terrorism and drug dealing. A gruesome trap called a wolf tree only makes the stakes more deadly. In Blue Wolf in Green Fire, Service teams up with his unlikely ally, poacher Limpie Allerdyce, to save a rare blue wolf from those who want to capture it for their own benefit.

Beneath a dark winter sky, death waits patiently as Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon reopens an investigation of a historic attack on an isolated air base. Her husband may know more than he is sharing and a shocking string of murders threatens her safety in Red Wolf by Liza Marklund. This mystery set in Scandinavia challenges Bengtzon to solve a deadly string of murders and fight for her family.

Dorothy Hearst sets The Wolf Chronicles 14,000 years ago. Kaala is determined to earn a place in the pack. She is from a mixed blood litter and her mother has been banished. When she saves a child from drowning, she causes even more turmoil in the valley. As she and her pack mates align with the humans, the survival of all is assured in Promise of the Wolves.

Winter of the Wolf Moon is Steve Hamilton's second Alex McKnight mystery. Set in Paradise, Mich., Alex tries to save Dorothy from a sadistic ex-boyfriend. Alex agrees to protect the woman who disappears the next day. In his frantic search for the woman, he meets a variety of unsavory characters and once again calls on his "partner" Leon Prudell for assistance.

Anne Rice is best known for her vampire fiction, but she departs from that territory in The Wolf Gift. A young reporter on assignment travels to the rugged Northern California coast to cover the story about the sale of a magnificent family home. A chance meeting results in horrific and unimaginable violence, leaving the reporter transformed into a man-wolf who has access to alchemical knowledge and ancient secrets.

- Pam


Library Director



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