Winter of the Wolf

Winter of the Wolf

Winter of the Wolf
By Martha Hunt Handler
Published by Greenleaf Book Group
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All book sales proceeds received by the author will go to the Wolf Conservation Center (, a nonprofit environmental organization with a mission to 1) educate the public about the vital role that wolves, as keystone predators, play in our ecosystem, 2) advocate on behalf of wolves by equipping the public with pertinent knowledge and tools, and 3) participate in the recovery plans of the two most critically endangered animals in North America: the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf.

A tragic mystery blending sleuthing and spirituality

An exploration in grief, suicide, spiritualism, and Inuit culture, Winter of the Wolf, follows Bean, an empathic and spiritually evolved fifteen-year-old, who is determined to unravel the mystery of her brother Sam's death. Though all evidence points to a suicide, her heart and intuition compel her to dig deeper. With help from her friend Julie, they retrace Sam's steps, delve into his Inuit beliefs, and reconnect with their spiritual beliefs to uncover clues beyond material understanding. 

Both tragic and heartwarming, this twisting young adult novel draws you into Bean's world as she struggles with grief, navigates high school dramas, and learns to open her heart in order to see the true nature of the people around her. Winter of the Wolf is about seeking the truth--no matter how painful--in order to see the full picture.

In this novel, environmentalist and award-winning author, Martha Handler, brings together two important pieces of her life--the death of her best friend's son and her work as president of the Wolf Conservation Center--to tell an empathetic and powerful story with undeniable messages.

Cover design by Greenleaf Book Group. Cover art “Canis Lupus” by Erik Fremstad.

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Hardcover | 264 pages | 9781626347182 | July 7, 2020