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

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

by Renee Askins
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Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DDuncan More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A memoir truly written from one woman's passion and love of the wild. This is a story of a long-term commitment and love story to the wolf project of Yellowstone...it's triumphs and hardships. Sometimes over zealous in description but beautifully written nonetheless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A mystical 20 year journey towards living a more truthful life. Ignited by heartbreak which becomes a lifestyle then changes into a road to enlightenment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is so cool. it tell you what is importain in life . Renee Askins has been sent a 2 week old wolf pup to raise for the wolf fund of yellow stone national park...
RavenMaven More than 1 year ago
Thought this was a wonderful read. The author does a great job of bringing in her thoughts of other nature issues as well. Very descriptive - loved her description of New England living in comparison to the feel of the West.
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