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Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Fantastic Book! - Highly Recommend

    Shadow Mountain begins when Renee Askins is given a two-day-old wolf, Natasha, to raise into captivity. Through Renee's work with Natasha and her siblings, she discovers a strong passion for these wild animals. On the day Natasha was taken away to a research facility, Renee promises to her that what she has taught her will make a difference. And it does. Renee dedicates the next 15 years of her life to restore wolves back to Yellowstone National Park, enduring death-threats, heated debates, and major setbacks with the political party in Washington. Askins eventually succeeds when wolves were released into Yellowstone in March of 1995. This book is very inspiring. It tells us that we should never give up on something we love and cherish. It also talks about the wilderness within both man and animal and how we can relate to each other through out struggles. I really like how this book is actually talking about real-life things. It shows me that anything can be done if you put your head into it. Renee not only talks about the process of her work, but the actual journey and all the hardships she had to face. Though sometimes it took a very long time to get to the actual point and it seemed like some information was unnecessary, in the end, everything came together and realized how powerful this story really was. You should definitely read this book if you love nature and animals and the wilderness within. It would be a very inspiring story to someone who is struggling through challenges because they would be able to relate to Renee's journey. If you love this book, you should also read The Animal Dialogue- Uncommon Encounters in the Wild- by Craig Childs, and Jack London's White Fang and The Call of the Wild. All of these books talk about the wild side of nature of animals and the human-kind.

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