When Ceiridwen Terrill adopted Inyo—a mixture of husky and gray wolf—she not only acquired a pet but also found a new way of looking at life. In this "introspective and lyrical" (Booklist) memoir, Terrill recounts idyllic hiking expeditions with Inyo, who helped her to come into her own as a person. After relocating to the city, however, Terrill must contend with neighbors who are fearful of what is essentially a wild animal, and somehow satisfy Inyo's desire for wide-open spaces.
"I can't think of anything I've read lately that made me more grateful to have dogs.... The book is beautifully written, bravely honest and heart-breaking."—Patricia McConnell