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Annie and the Wolves

Fiction: General
Unabridged   13 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/02/2021

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Annie and the Wolves

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696604185


A modern-day historian finds her life intertwined with Annie Oakley's in an electrifying novel that explores female revenge and the allure of changing one's past.

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A modern-day historian finds her life intertwined with Annie Oakley's in an electrifying novel that explores female revenge and the allure of changing one's past.

Ruth McClintock is obsessed with Annie Oakley. For nearly a decade, she has been studying the legendary sharpshooter, convinced that a scarring childhood event was the impetus for her crusade to arm every woman in America. This search has cost Ruth her doctorate, a book deal, and her fiancé—but finally it has borne fruit. She has managed to hunt down what may be a journal of Oakley's midlife struggles, including secret visits to a psychoanalyst and the desire for vengeance against the "Wolves," or those who have wronged her.

With the help of Reece, a tech-savvy senior at the local high school, Ruth attempts to establish the journal's provenance, but she's begun to have jarring out-of-body episodes parallel to Annie's own lived experiences. As she solves Annie’s mysteries, Ruth confronts her own truths, including the link between her teenage sister's suicide and an impending tragedy in her Minnesota town that Ruth can still prevent.


"Wiley brings insight and tenderness to disparate characters and ensures that the wide-ranging plot coheres. When Ruth discovers she's clairvoyant, she attempts to change painful incidents in her past—such as convincing her sister not to commit suicide and saving her fiancé from a car crash. Wiley shines as she navigates the plot twists with authority.” ---AudioFile

"Wiley's narration is smooth and consistent. She doesn't use vivid character voices, but this unobtrusive style serves the story well. Her elegant narration makes it easy to follow the twists and turns of the plot as it weaves between times and points-of-view.” ---Booklist Audio

“Romano-Lax’s brilliantly conceived characters, delicate exploration of abuse and childhood trauma, and examination of vengeance and its power to heal will entrance from the very first page. Her latest is a tour de force that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” —Library Journal Starred Review

“Daring and imaginative Romano-Lax puts another provocative spin on historical fiction as she has both Ruth McClintock, a struggling small-town Minnesota historian,and her obsession, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, take turns narrating in this highly original time-warping tale . . . As she illuminates Oakley’s extraordinary life, Romano-Lax conjures supernatural dimensions in pursuit of psychological revelations, grapples with the sexual predation of “wolves” and the muzzle of shame, and dramatizes the slipperiness of memory and history, creating a compassionate, heady, and witty whirl of fact and insight, mesmerizing characters and suspenseful predicaments.” —Booklist Starred Review

Author Bio

Andromeda Romano-Lax is the author of The Spanish Bow, a New York Times Editors' Choice that has been translated into eleven languages; The Detour; Behave; and Plum Rains, which won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic; as well as numerous works of nonfiction.