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Brenda Peterson is a novelist and nature writer, author of 20 books, including the recent memoir, I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth, which was selected as an Indie Next “Great Read” and “Top Ten Best Non-fiction of the Year,” by the Christian Science Monitor. Peterson has covered wolf issues since 1993 for national media. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Sierra, Orion, and Oprah. The story of El Lobo was begun in the photo-essay book Wolf Haven: Finding Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America, with photographer Annie Marie Musselman. Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves is due out May 2nd. For more: www.BrendaPetersonBooks.com.
The battle over America’s wolves goes back centuries. In an excerpt from the forthcoming Wolf Nation, a journalist follows the release of a single family into the wild.