Not long ago, I met an actual wolf: a tame one, adopted as a two-month-old and now 13 months. He pressed up against me like any eager dog as I stroked his rough, abundant coat. Only his strange yellow eyes gave away his feral origins. Was I right to be so trusting?
In a word, yes. Wolves have a bad rep. Despite considerable efforts to educate the public about the complex behavior of a pack, big and bad are still the words most often associated with these extraordinary creatures.
That could change, though, now that Jodi Picoult is on their side.
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