TEMPLE OF WOLVES

Amazon Bestseller

Montaigne Medal Finalist: Eric Hoffer Award
2nd Place: Reader Views Literary Awards
Honorable Mention: Legacy Nonfiction


"Personal, heartfelt and clear eyed, Rick Lamplugh’s story tells of the life-changing winter he spent as a volunteer living in Yellowstone National Park. He shares the full beauty and drama of the park’s unique ecosystem during its most challenging season. 

"Rich with facts on the Park and the wildlife that inhabit it, and deep with the feelings they inspire, this book is a must-read for wolf and wildlife lovers and anyone who has experienced or dreams of experiencing Yellowstone National Park. Be prepared to laugh and cry, and to long for a visit – or another visit – to Yellowstone." From the review on Destination Wildlife by Roberta Kravette, editor 

More than 330 Five-Star reviews!

When I arrive at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch on New Year’s Eve, I have one goal: to learn as much as possible about the ecology of the Lamar Valley. All winter I will work and live in this remote corner of Yellowstone, home to some of the best wildlife watching in the world. Winter-hungry elk and bison migrate there to graze. Wolves, coyotes, and mountain lions stalk the grazers while eagles, ravens, and magpies wait to scavenge. The snowy backdrop makes the saga of death and life easy to spot.

I have three frigid months to explore on skis and snowshoes, observe with all my senses, listen to and talk with experts. A literary blend of facts and feelings, In the Temple of Wolves celebrates nature’s stark beauty, while revealing inner battles with my own human nature.



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