My favorite is the title story about an ice hocky team from the state pen, who love the fierce brutality of the sport more than scoring. Close seconds are a series of stories about two buddies in Hams Fork (a fictional stand-in for the author's home, Kemmerer), Wyoming. One is a vaguely disgruntled history teacher and the other a painter, who decorates the town water tower one night and, immobilized by a ruptured disk while playing golf, has a close encounter with hypothermia.
Most of the women involved with the men in these well-written stories make only brief appearances, because they're either long-suffering or in possession of the good sense to move on. When We Were Wolves is available at amazon and AbeBooks and for kindle and the nook. Friday's Forgotten Books is the bright idea of Patti Abbott over at pattinase.
Coming up: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, The Rare Breed (1966)