Where Wolf? THERE Wolf! Lundoff’s “Silver Moon” soars

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lgbt homeless youth Lambda Legal photoNew York, a city that symbolizes wealth and power the world over and is home to Wall Street wizards who regularly bank incomes of legendary proportions, is also home to thousands of street kids, a disproportionate number of whom are gay. Drawn by the allure of the Big Apple, destitute children from all over the country somehow find their way to New York, only to discover that its cold streets and bright lights do not offer solutions to their problems.

book review:

My first thought was not “Go, Team Jacob!” but rather a remembrance of Clarissa Pinkola Estes groundbreaking book “Women Who Run With the Wolves.” “Silver Moon,” the latest release by Catherine Lundoff from Lethe Books, is a worthy companion volume in taking the sense of gathering power many women feel as the enter the last phase of the mythic triumvirate before modern religion: the Maid, the Matron and the Crone.

The mystical aspect of this novel couples the bloody reality of certain kinds of change with the dawning self-knowledge that protagonist Becca Thornton is learning about herself. She’s divorced, struggling against being bitter and she’s discovering someone nearby might bring a new kind of love. Between the Wolf and the Neighbor, Becca’s got her hands full.

Having been Maid and Matron, Crone brings wisdom with her and shares it with others. And where Dr. Estes’ women were running with the wolves, Catherine Lundoff’s women become the wolves. When a women goes through the Change, there are some women whom the town of Wolf’s Point selects to grant the power for a somewhat different change. These women become the guardians of the town and the special places nearby.

This book will make a fun gift, especially for the 40-somethings on your list. Knowledge is power and the women in “Silver Moon” can power an urban center. Read it for yourself with Dr. Estes book and run with your own inner wolf.

Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff
Available from Lethe Books

book review:

My first thought was not “Go, Team Jacob!” but rather a remembrance of Clarissa Pinkola Estes groundbreaking book “Women Who Run With the Wolves.” “Silver Moon,” the latest release by Catherine Lundoff from Lethe Books, is a worthy companion volume in taking the sense of gathering power many women feel as the enter the last phase of the mythic triumvirate before modern religion: the Maid, the Matron and the Crone.