The Daily Coyote: A Year with Charlie

Shreve Stockton, Author . Simon & Schuster $23 (287p) ISBN 978-1-4165-9218-1

This moving account of writer/photographer Stockton’s first year with her pet coyote, Charlie, expands on her popular blog, the Daily Coyote, but newcomers and the author’s many fans will find that this memoir offers a complete—if not yet completed—story about love and life in a small Wyoming town. On a cross-country move from San Francisco to New York City in 2005, Stockton fell in love with the beauty of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains and decided to settle there. She found new roots and a new boyfriend, a government trapper whose job was to protect livestock by killing coyotes. When he finds an orphaned coyote pup, barely 10 days old, he gives it to Stockton, beginning an adventure that moves human and animal from a blissful open affection (the author’s photos of baby Charlie are as adorable as they are beautifully composed) through a period of reconsideration after Charlie bites her to a breakthrough realization that Charlie needed a much more structured “alpha” attitude from his owner. Stockton’s journey of sharing her life with a wild animal and providing training while respecting Charlie’s unique nature makes for a fascinating and rewarding read. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 10/27/2008
Release date: 12/01/2008
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