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Book Discussion (Non Fiction Tales of The American West Series)

American Wolf

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Conference Room - Administration Wing
The story of the rise and reign of a celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.

About the Book 

*Starred Review* This story of the most famous wolf in the world is beautifully told by Blakeslee (Tulia, 2005), a writer for Texas Monthly. The 1995 return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park was a celebrated event, not only for the wildlife-loving tourists who were thrilled by the sighting of a wolf but also to wildlife biologists, who had a unique opportunity to study the wolves as they interacted with each other and with their prey. Blakeslee follows the story of female wolf O-Six, named for her birth year. A great-granddaughter of one of the famed pairs from Yellowstone's original releases, she was a favorite with wolf watchers and biologists alike. Her life embodied all that it means to be a wolf in Yellowstone: jockeying for space in an ecosystem where all territory is claimed, finding a mate and establishing a pack, ranging in and out of the park's boundaries, and coming up against the consequences of the politics of wolf reintroduction. The fight between federal and state control of Yellowstone's wolves is embodied in O-Six's story, told with great immediacy and empathy in a tale that reads like fiction. This one will grab readers and impel them into the heart of the conflict.--Bent, Nancy Copyright 2017 Booklist

Discussion Guide

Wolves--Yellowstone National Park

Author Q and A

 

About the Club 

The Bud Werner Book Club meets once a month and is facilitated by Bud Werner Library's Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover. Open to anyone interested in participating, this club meets in the evening and is designed to be inclusive, supportive and meet the needs and interests of the group. No need to attend all of the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you! Group is limited to 15 participants per meeting. Sign up at the circulation desk, call 879-0240, or use the registration button at the top of this page.