Once There Were Wolves
Charlotte McConaghy (Author)
August 03, 2021
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About the Author
Charlotte McConaghy is the author of the novels Migrations, a national bestseller that is being translated into over twenty languages, and Once There Were Wolves. She is based in Sydney, Australia.
Praise for Once There Were Wolves:Once There Were Wolves is one of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read, which you do as slowly as you can because you want to savor it, except the pages keep turning furiously because the story is so thrilling and so powerful. It's also funny and warm and perfectly crafted with some of the best characters I have ever read. I will be enthusiastically recommending this novel to everyone forever. Charlotte McConaghy has cemented herself as a sure-thing, must-read writer for me.
--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is
So damn good. A page-turner that makes you think and has a huge emotional impact.
--Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation (via Twitter) "Poetic...A lovely, gripping tale about a world that could be our own."
--Kirkus (starred review) Praise for Migrations
"True and affecting, elegiac and imminent...[Filled] with suspense and surprises, parceled out so tantalizingly that it took disciplined willpower to keep from skipping down each page to see what happens."
--The Washington Post "Visceral and haunting...This novel's prose soars with its transporting descriptions...Migrations is a nervy and well-crafted novel, one that lingers long after its voyage is over."
--The New York Times Book Review "Powerful...Vibrant...Unique...The novelistic equivalent of an energizing cold plunge."
--LA Times "Suspenseful, atmospheric...As much a mystery as an odyssey."
--Vogue "Thrilling...A detailed portrait of a woman on the cusp of collapse, consumed with a world that is every bit as broken as she is."
--TIME "Gripping...By merging cli-fi and nature writing, the novel powerfully demonstrates the spiritual and emotional costs of environmental destruction."
"A good nautical adventure...Migrations moves at a fast, exciting clip, motored as much by love for 'creatures that aren't human' as by outrage at their destruction."
--The Wall Street Journal "[A] tantalizingly beautiful epic."
--Elle "You can practically hear the glaciers cracking to pieces and the shrill yelps of the circling terns."
"At a time when it feels like we're at the end of the world, this novel about a different kind of end of the world serves as both catharsis and escape."
--Harper's Bazaar "An ode to our disappearing natural world."
--Newsweek "This page-turner is captivating, enlightening and surprisingly full of hope."
--CNN.com "Gorgeous...A personal reckoning that cuts right to the heart. This beautiful novel is an ode--if not an elegy--to an endangered planet and the people and places we love."
--Literary Hub "Migrations is a gripping tale that ultimately celebrates the beauty and resilience of the creatures--human and animal--that endure."
Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer.
--Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven This novel is enchanting, but not in some safe, fairy-tale sense. Charlotte McConaghy has harnessed the rough magic that sears our souls. I recommend Migrations with my whole heart.
--Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord and March