When his father and sister are injured in an accident that has rendered his father comatose, estranged son Edward decides to stop his father's life support so that his organs can be donated, a choice his sister urges him to reconsider.
BookshelfMonstrosity: Decisions about the care of a loved one on life support divide the families at the center of these two novels, which feature well-drawn characters dealing with grief after a traumatic event.
All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel...Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist. - Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
For Josh, Alex, and Matthew Picoult
Your aunt loves you. Lots.
In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have freed the tiger.
I couldn't shake the feeling that I was headed home.