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PRAISE FOR WOLF SEASON
“No one writes with more authority or cool-eyed compassion about the experience of women in war both on and off the battlefield than Helen Benedict. In Wolf Season, she shows us the complicated ways in which the lives of those who serve and those who don’t intertwine and how—regardless of whether you are a soldier, the family of a soldier, or a refugee—the war follows you and your children for generations. Wolf Season is more than a novel for our times; it should be required reading.”
— Elissa Schappell, author of Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls
“Fierce and vivid and full of hope, this story of trauma and resilience, of love and family, of mutual aid and solidarity in the aftermath of a brutal war is nothing short of magic. Helen Benedict is the voice of an American conscience that has all too often been silenced. To read these pages is to be transported to a world beyond hype and propaganda to see the human cost of war up close. This is not a novel that allows you to walk away unchanged.”
— Cara Hoffman, author of Be Safe I Love You and Running
“A novel of love, loss, and survival, Wolf Season delves into the complexities and murk of the after-war with blazing clarity. You will come to treasure these characters for their strengths and foibles alike. Helen Benedict has delivered yet again, and contemporary war literature is much the better for it.”
— Matt Gallagher, author of Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War and Youngblood
WOLF SEASON NEWS
Publisher's Weekly profiled Helen Benedict and reviewed Wolf Season, the second novel in her Iraq War trilogy. Read the full interview and review online.
Library Journal writes about Wolf Season, "In a book that deserves the widest attention, Benedict 'follows the war home,' engaging readers with an insightful story right up until the gut-wrenching conclusion." Read the full review online.
Helen Benedict's essay, "Why Imagination Matters," was published online, at Powell's Books website.
Author Caroline Leavitt recommends Wolf Season as a featured fall read on the Parnassus Books blog, Musing. Read the full article online.
Chronogram reviewed Wolf Season, writing, "Benedict, who did years of research for her nonfiction book The Lonely Soldier (2009)—about women serving in the Iraq war—writes deftly, authoritatively, and evenhandedly about war...The characters are not particularly happy nor are their story lines neat but they feel genuine. Wolf Season reminds us that we do what's best for our family—our pack—even if it's the thing that hurts the most." Read the full review online.
The blog The Woven Tale Press profiled Helen Benedict and reviewed the novel Wolf Season in its latest post.
INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE LEAVITT
Author Caroline Leavitt interviewed Helen Benedict about Wolf Season on her blog, CarolineLeavittville. Check out the interview online.
REVIEW + INTERVIEW IN SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD
The blog Snowflakes in A Blizzard highlighted Wolf Season as its weekly review. The article includes an interview with Helen Benedict.