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From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a #1 IndieNext pick and Amazon's Best Novel of 2020, a gorgeous and pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: August 3rd 2021 by Flatiron Books
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Sage
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I sped through this stunning book, read it on lunch breaks, read it before and after work etc. I don’t even know how I’m saying this, but I think I liked this book better than Migrations, and I LOVED that book. I’m a little (a lot) emotionally devastated, tbh.

This book was so haunting and magical and real — I was fully sucked in from the start. I don’t even know what else to say. This was a brilliant, heart achingly beautiful book.

Inti Flynn’s relationship with her twin sister, Aggie, fascinat
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Carolyn
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inti and Aggie, twins, have an unusual childhood. The girls spend part of each year in the forest with their naturalist Canadian father, and part of the year in Australia with their tough policewoman mother. The only constant they have in their life is each other, and the bond they share only grows stronger as they reach adulthood. As the novel begins, Inti a wildlife biologist, leads a team of scientists attempting to introduce gray wolves to a Scottish national forest surrounded by sheep farms ...more
Tammy
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ted Zarek
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Following up Migrations was already a daunting task, but McConaghy somehow not only released a second novel a year later, but actually surpassed the near-flawless story and style with her sophomore Once There Were Wolves.

Swinging from heartbreaking to thrilling as Inti tries to re-introduce wolves into the Scottish forest while struggling with the past her and her sister - Aggie - share, Once There Were Wolves is a story about conservationism and sisterhood, and how not too dis-similar humans a
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Jamckean
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goodness...Charlotte McConaghy has written yet another remarkable, unputdownable novel. ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES is the extraordinary story of a broken woman determined to protect a pack of fourteen wolves, creatures she has dedicated her life to protect. As she did in MIGRATIONS, McConaghy calls upon nature to expose the flaws in human nature, and our unifying need to love and hurt, heal and forgive. Her evocative prose and compelling narrative had me enthralled from beginning to end. Masterfully ...more
Rebecca
But ... we already have The Wolf Border. I await convincing. ...more
Elisabeth
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You will find everything you loved about Migrations in McConaghy's new book Once There Were Wolves. Truly a five star author! ...more
Katie Molpus
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not think MIGRATIONS could be topped, but Charlotte McConaghy has brought it again! ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES is atmospheric and thrilling - as wild as the wolves at its forefront. McConaghy has the uncanny ability to connect us to the natural and untamed world around us, as well as the untamed within ourselves. Inti’s visceral understanding of shared pain and feeling, the need to protect those we love, and the deep frustration that comes with failing to do so is universal and heartbreaking. ...more
vicki honeyman
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte McConaghy's new novel, releasing in August, 2021, takes place in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands, where conflict builds between the sheep-farming residents and the team of biologists who have reintroduced wolves in the Highlands, in hopes of saving the dying landscape. Stories like these tug hard at my heartstrings, as it's usually the case that man wins over nature and the wild animals, which is the case in this dual love story between biologist Inti Flynn and the wolves, and ...more
Abigail Miles
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Macmillan so much for providing me with an arc of this book. It was absolutely stunning. I read Migrations when it came out last year, and it was such a spectacular introduction for me to Charlotte McConaghy's literary talents, but I might have to say that I liked this one even more. Her writing style is so precise, so careful, so incredibly unique. It gives you chills, on every page, and is unrelentingly alluring. There are mysteries built on mysteries, and so many haunting images, be ...more
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Charlotte is the author of the national bestselling novel MIGRATIONS, published in the US in August 2020, and published in the UK and AUS as THE LAST MIGRATION.

After having grown up writing SFF, MIGRATIONS is her first foray into adult literary fiction and will be her first book to cross oceans. She has a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters in Screen Arts.

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