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The Wolf Border
The Wolf Border | Sarah Hall
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 shes skeptical, the earls lands are close to the village where she grew up, and where her aging mother now lives. While the earls plan harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness, Rachel must contend with modern-day realitieshealth 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 existencethe emotions, desires, and needs that rule our lives.
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readordierachel
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This novel covers a lot of different ground in a quiet and contemplative way. It was oddly soothing, even when stressful things were happening in the story. Loved the writing, and the audio narration was superb.

RachelO I agree. She‘s hopped onto my ‘authors I need to read more of‘ list 2w
Cathythoughts I have this one .... must read soon 👍🏻❤️ 2w
readordierachel @RachelO I am looking forward to discovering more of her work! 2w
readordierachel @Cathythoughts It was quite good. And I'm very excited now to read Madame Zero, which you so generously sent me ❤🤗 2w
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Cathythoughts
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#AyUpAugust #Animal I‘m not a short story fan but I did really love Mrs Fox 🦊 from the book Madame Zero. I‘m also looking forward to reading Wolf Border - a Birthday present from a lovely Litten 👍🏻♥️. Love Sarah Halls writing ...

TrishB Lovely pic 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous covers! ❤️ 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve read her fox 🦊 short story, 👍❤️ 4mo
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batsy I've got my eye on Wolf Border, too 😍 A friend of mine loved it but as usual I just haven't gotten round to it! 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Squirrelbrain yes, thanks. Lovely covers ♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes I remember we chatted about it before 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m hoping to read it this Autumn/Winter 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with either book but your photo has peaked my interest 🦊 4mo
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Cathythoughts
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OMG I‘m so excited to receive this book! Thankyou @RachelO for this , and I‘m eating the lovely chocolate already.
Well , that‘s my next book sorted!
I LOVED her Mrs Fox 🦊 ( unforgettable) short story ( we read the short stories for IRL Bookclub ...I‘ve wanted this ever sinse !
Thankyou for this gift ... I appreciate it very much. I‘ll keep you posted ... you are reading it now yourself, or you are just finished ! Brilliant, XXX

RachelO Yay! Glad it arrived - I was convinced you‘d have found a copy before it reached you. Happy Tuesday 😊 8mo
Cathythoughts @RachelO thankyou ! No , this is the first copy for me 😍... will be starting soon X 8mo
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RachelO
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Struggling to review this one! Particularly on audio, it‘s a quiet read, despite the huge themes it tackles - family, power, politics, addiction, love - and yet it really was gripping.

Rachel Caine, working on wolf projects in Idaho & long distant from her family, receives an unexpected offer - to reintroduce grey wolves to a large private estate in Cumbria, her home territory. Despite her better judgement, she drifts into a new start.

Cathythoughts Can‘t wait to read it ... ♥️👍🏻 8mo
Lindy ❤️This was a 5-star read for me. 😊 8mo
julesG My mind just went: Rachel Caine is from Cumbria, why the US spelling then, oh, that's the name of the protagonist. *slaps forehead* 8mo
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RachelO @Cathythoughts 😊 Hope you enjoy it when you get there! 8mo
RachelO @Lindy I agree! Looking forward to discovering what else she‘s written now 😊 8mo
RachelO @julesG 🙃 Exactly the sort of thing I‘d do! That sounds really fun though. Worth reading? 8mo
julesG I quite enjoyed the series. It's a fast read and the audiobook is also very good. Mind you, it's a 5 book series with the last book coming next year. (we all thought this year's fourth book was the last, but Ms Caine ended on a cliffhanger) 8mo
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RachelO
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I‘m still sitting with this one - I‘ll write a review of it at some point (short version: it‘s great). Meanwhile, for #AnglophileApril, Rachel Cane is not one to say I‘ll #LetYouLoveMe. But, by the end of this very quiet book, she has actual relationships with real-life human beings, a family, even. Plus wolves. And told with a smidgeon of alternative history, which is still very ‘live‘.

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to reading this one. Loved her short story Mrs Fox 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts She‘s a really interesting writer! I‘ll look out for her short stories. 8mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds very good! 8mo
Mdargusch Sounds perfect for this prompt! 8mo
emilyhaldi fascinating!! 🐺 8mo
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Severnmeadows
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I read The Wolf Border after
Madame Zero. There is the same edginess: a quality I‘ve come to love this year reading Deborah Levy & Rachel Cusk. I first read about wolves in White Fang when I was little: the starving wolves chasing the 2 men and the dog team, the dogs getting eaten one by one. I was glad to learn different, wonderful things about wolves! The scenes of weather, hills and water are vivid, the human stories develop absorbingly.

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RachelO
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A decent #litsywalkers walk this morning, but boy, was it windy!?! The ferry isn‘t running today because of high winds, it wasn‘t easy to stay upright near the ferry shelter, and out at sea there are about 5 ships at anchor, presumably waiting for the weather to pass.

Plus, new audiobook, which I‘m enjoying a lot so far.

TrishB I can small the sea air 😁 9mo
ProfReader Beautiful scenery!!! 9mo
Cathythoughts The Wolf Border !!! Will be dying to hear about this one !! Nice walk 💙 9mo
Kaye Beautiful colors in the water. 9mo
DivineDiana And the sky is glorious! 9mo
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andrew61
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Having heard 2 of the authors short stories on the radio 4 short story prize i was looking forward to trying this novel and it didn't disappoint. Rachel is a wolf expert who returns from idaho to her home in the lake district to oversee a project to reintroduce wolves to the countryside. I loved the ability to craft an engaging story of family, life and nature. A gentle story but i was absorbed and turning the pages as i would with a thriller.

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andrew61
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#trytoremember #winterwonderland
The joy of reading sometimes is finding words you recognise but still need to look up - vestigial 'forming a very small remnant of something that was once greater or more noticeable' - i am really enjoying this book, and totally absorbed in the story - I was wondering whether i cd think of anything to post today when i happened upon this extract and word. I think it works. I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.

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andrew61
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#winterwonderland #freezeframe
It's nearly Christmas so a glass of port and a mince pie frames my latest read with a particularly cold looking cover. I heard one of the writer's short stories on the bbc short story competition this yr so thought id give this a go.

Leftcoastzen What a cute little pie! 12mo
Cathythoughts I loved her short story Mr Fox 🦊... I thought it was absolutely brilliant 👍🏻 12mo
Cathythoughts I have this one stacked too 12mo
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RachelO
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This is Moby. He may not be #AWolfAtTheDoor, but he's the nearest I've got, living down the road at Escot Park 'WildWood' with siblings Elvis, Sting, PJ, KD and Lemmy.

The book is *still* in my Audible queue. One day!

#OctoberXFiles @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Velvetfur Oh my gosh he's so gorgeous! I love wolves, you're so lucky having them so nearby 💜 14mo
BookwormAHN I also love wolves, he is gorgeous 💙🐺💙 14mo
Balibee146 Wow what a striking gorgeous one 14mo
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batsy He's beautiful 💙 14mo
Cathythoughts Have you read her short stories? She has one called Mrs Fox 🦊 it‘s brilliant !!! I have this book on my TBR 👍🏻❤️ I think she is very good writer 14mo
Cinfhen Beautiful creature 14mo
youneverarrived He‘s gorgeous. 14mo
Blaire Wow! Gorgeous. 14mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts she's one of those authors who've been on my tbr FOREVER, and I keep acquiring more of her books, and not reading them. So no. But I will!!! 14mo
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RachelO
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What happens when #savage beasts (well, wolves) are reintroduced to the UK?

I think this sounds fascinating! Last year, 6 wolf cubs were brought to live in a country park near us, as part of a research study into 'rewilding'. Their names: Elvis, Sting, Moby, Lemmy, K.D. And P.J. (Of course!)

#nuyear @Cinfhen @TrishB

TrishB Those names are awesome 👍🏻 very timely given yesterday‘s escaped wolf!! 2y
Cathythoughts Oh I‘m stacking! This is the author of Madame Zero ( just finished her book of short stories, Mrs Fox was my fave). Really enjoyed her very different writing 👍 2y
Texreader 🐺 adorable 2y
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Cinfhen Interesting 💕 2y
RachelO @TrishB For some reason the fact that wolf was in the SE made it super-weird. I automatically assumed it was here or Scotland. Berkshire? 🤔 2y
RachelO @Cathythoughts So glad to hear you enjoyed her! She's one of those writers- I keep seeing her name, but have no idea what sort of stuff she writes. 🤞 2y
RachelO @Texreader They are such beautiful creatures! 2y
RachelO @Cinfhen Hope so! 🤞 2y
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RachelO
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I *might* have blown all my credits in the Audible UK 2for1 sale. They had a nice selection this time!

TrishB Good choices! 2y
rabbitprincess Yay, Louise Brealey! 😊 2y
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RachelO @TrishB I did actually check that the Summer Queen was TrishB-approved before I hit the button! 2y
RachelO @rabbitprincess Really?!? 😊I've only really started on audiobooks in the last 18 months, so don't know many narrators yet. What else has she done? 2y
Andrew65 A great selection 2y
rabbitprincess @RachelO She played Molly Hooper in Sherlock. I haven't actually heard her narration 😁 2y
TrishB 😀👍 It's a great series! 2y
RachelO @rabbitprincess Ah! I probably should have known that 🙃 2y
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Elizzy
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Leider konnte es mich nicht überzeugen. Die #Rezension dazu gibt es auf meinem Blog!

www.readbooksandfallinlove.com/2016/12/16/bei-den-woelfen-von-sarah-hall-rezension/

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"Zählungen der Herde von Annerdale aus der Luft und am Boden haben ergeben, dass die Bestandszahlen zu hoch sind. Im folgenden Monat wird mit einer Reduzierung begonnen. Man will nicht warten, bis die Wölfe freigesetzt werden, will keine Krankheit riskieren. Eine letzte Jagdsaison auf dem Gut, das ist es, was du meinst, denkt sie, ein letztes Hurra." S. 201 #MittendrinMittwoch

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Elizzy

Bin num auf Seite 170 und endlich mitten in der Geschichte! Es beginnt spannend zu werden und Rachel wird mir doch noch sympathisch! Bin gespannt wie es weiter geht. Die Wölfe sind auf jeden Fall schon mal gut angekommen!

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Elizzy
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Sonntagabende sind herrlich, um in #Buecher einzutauchen. Was lest ihr gerade?
Ich begebe mich wieder zu den Wölfen ins Reservat! #BeidenWoelfen

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Elizzy

Zur Zeit bin ich etwas über 100 Seiten - schlecht ist das Buch nicht, nur fehlt mir die Zeit es zu lesen! Ich hoffe das ich am Wochenende dazu komme!

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"Das Taxi setzt sie ab und fährt den Feldweg rückwärts wieder hinunter. Man hat den Schlüssel vertrauensvoll in der Haustür stecken lassen. Sie schliesst auf und geht hinein. Das Gebäude scheint schon länger nicht mehr bewohnt worden zu sein - es riecht vorwiegend nach Stein , einer mineralischen Leere und kürzlich verwendeten Reinigungsmitteln." S.89 #MittendrinMittwoch

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cleoh
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This book is the only thing that stand between me and Christmas holidays 🎅🏽🎄❄️ #readyforchristmas #litstudent

Yossarian Thank you for liking every post I have ever posted! 3y
Zelma That sounds pretty interesting! 3y
cleoh @Zelma it is! I'm enjoying it! @yossarian you came up in my feed and wanted to see more of your posts 😊 3y
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cleoh
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That moment when you find a new reading challenge 😍😍😍 @BookishMarginalia

jessberk13 Just tagged you in another 😛😛😛 3y
cleoh @jessica I saw! I'm going to sign up for that too! 😊😊 3y
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Elizzy

"Es gibt eine kleine, ruhige Abschiedsparty. Zwei der Stammesältesten und ein paar Freunde aud dem Reservat nehmen daran teil. Sie trinken Punsch aus Plastikbechern und grillen. Es ist ein warmer Tag gewesen; der Abend ist ebenfalls mild." S.84 #MittendrinMittwoch

Buchpuzzle Was ist denn der Mittendrin Mittwoch? :) 3y
Elizzy @Buchpuzzle auf meinem Blog www.readbooksandfallinlove.com findest du gerade den neusten Beitrag dazu 😬 vielleicht magst du ja auch mitmachen! 3y
Buchpuzzle Danke, da werde ich nachher mal vorbeischauen! 😊 3y
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Elizzy

Bin nun auf S. 80 und nun beginnt die Geschichte endlich ein wenig Handlung zu bekommen.

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Elizzy

Heute wird endlich wieder in diesem Buch weitergelesen! Ich hoffe sehr, dass es mich noch packt!

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"Die Leute haben keine tiefere Beziehung zur freien Natur", sagt sie. "Sie wollen einfach nur nette Spaziergänge, schöne Aussichten und eine Teestube."

"Das mag sein", sagt er. "Aber ich habe eine spannende Vision. Manchmal muss man einem Land einfach die Realität eines Tiers präsentieren, nicht den Mythos." S. 42
#MittendrinMittwoch

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Elizzy

Weiter geht es mit diesem Buch hier! Bin bei Seite 40 und mag den Schreibstil zwar sehr, doch die Geschichte packt mich noch nicht so.

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"Sie weiss, sie wird den Job nicht annehmen, so reizvoll der Vorschlag oder so neugierig sie auch sein mag. Doch auch wenn sich sein Bemühen vielleicht als albern, als Zeitverschwendung herausstellt, er hat ihr immerhin einen Grund geliefert, nach Hause zu kommen." S. 22 #MittendrinMittwoch

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Elizzy
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Fange dieses wundervolle Buch nun an! Bin schon gespannt auf die Geschichte! Habt ihr es schon gelesen? #beidenwoelfen

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Die schönste Seite des Herbst genießen - Achtung Fluchtgefahr: ich bin dann mal weg....

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy !!! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻! 3y
MoniMaccheronis Yes, I guess but had to try how it really works - book nerds and technique is a quite funny combination 3y
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peggyriley
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Bailedbailed

It isn't her, it's me. Not my cup of tea right now, so taking back to library for someone else to love. Did you love it?