Rebecca is the daughter of a hero, a veteran soldier of the Wolf War. Now she is a captain in the Special Animal Warfare Service, fighting, as her father did, against the super intelligent wolves that have taken over most of the continental U.S. In this post-apocalyptic science fiction tale, the odds are stacked against the human race and favor its smart, fearless enemy.
Nolan, who studied psychology at Mary Washington, tells the story in a narrative that shifts between Rebecca’s tumultuous life growing up in Brooklyn and her current struggle to keep herself and her allies alive. The first book of the Wolf War saga, it weaves human resentment and distrust with themes of friendship and loyalty.
Other Books by Faculty and Alumni
Managing the Classroom Environment: Meeting the Needs of the Student
By Suzanne G. Houff, professor of education
R&L Education, October 2013
This work defines the five basic needs – survival, belonging, fun, freedom, and power – promoted by Dr. William Glasser’s choice theory psychology and explains how they affect student behavior. Along with an overview of current literature concerning classroom management, the book provides strategies for teachers who, armed with this understanding, can focus less on problem behaviors and more on the needs underlying them.
Something Greater: Culture, Family, and Community as Living Story
By Jeanne Choy Tate ’66
Pickwick Publications, May 2013
This book explores the ways in which Americans balance an increasingly diverse ethnic and cultural society with a primal need for shared values. The author contrasts biblical and Chinese communities, where values pass from one generation to the next, with her personal experiences in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Moon Coastal California
By John Stuart Thornton III ’95
Avalon Travel Publishing, August 2013
Penned by a travel writer, this guidebook covers attractions, restaurants, and hotels on the California Coast from San Diego to Crescent City, from the redwoods of Big Sur to the Malibu beaches. The book offers trip ideas, insights on nightlife, and maps.