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The Tenderness of Wolves A Brilliant And Breathtaking Debut That Captivated Readers And Garnered Critical Acclaim In The United Kingdom, The Tenderness Of Wolves Was Long Listed For The Orange Prize In Fiction And Won The Costa Award Formerly Whitbread Book Of The YearThe Year Is Winter Has Just Tightened Its Grip On Dove River, A Tiny Isolated Settlement In The Northern Territory, When A Man Is Brutally Murdered Laurent Jammett Had Been A Voyageur For The Hudson Bay Company Before An Accident Lamed Him Four Years Earlier The Same Accident Afforded Him The Little Parcel Of Land In Dove River, Land That The Locals Called Unlucky Due To The Untimely Death Of The Previous Owner A Local Woman, Mrs Ross, Stumbles Upon The Crime Scene And Sees The Tracks Leading From The Dead Man S Cabin North Toward The Forest And The Tundra Beyond It Is Mrs Ross S Knock On The Door Of The Largest House In Caulfield That Launches The Investigation Within Hours She Will Regret That Knock With A Mother S Love For Soon She Makes Another Discovery Her Seventeen Year Old Son Francis Has Disappeared And Is Now Considered A Prime Suspect In The Wake Of Such Violence, People Are Drawn To The Crime And To The Township Andrew Knox, Dove River S Elder Statesman Thomas Sturrock, A Wily American Itinerant Trader Donald Moody, The Clumsy Young Company Representative William Parker, A Half Breed Native American And Trapper Who Was Briefly Detained For Jammett S Murder Before Becoming Mrs Ross S Guide But The Question Remains Do These Men Want To Solve The Crime Or Exploit It One By One, The Searchers Set Out From Dove River Following The Tracks Across A Desolate Landscape Home To Only Wild Animals, Madmen, And Fugitives Variously Seeking A Murderer, A Son, Two Sisters Missing For Seventeen Years, And A Forgotten Native American Culture Before The Snows Settle And Cover The Tracks Of The Past For Good In An Astonishingly Assured Debut, Stef Penney Deftly Weaves Adventure, Suspense, Revelation, And Humor Into An Exhilarating Thriller A Panoramic Historical Romance A Gripping Murder Mystery And, Ultimately, With The Sheer Scope And Quality Of Her Storytelling, An Epic For The Ages

10 thoughts on “The Tenderness of Wolves

  1. says:

    Wilderness What makes The Tenderness of Wolves a memorable story is the location, the desolate snow covered wilds of Canada in the late 1860s An unforgiving time when settlers and native Indians sought to live off the land and often suspicious of each other The fur trappers and the Hudson Bay Company were at the heart of all trade and their power and influence were extensive and decisive.Wh

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    Sometimes insightful remarks are made which are so reductive they have the power to diminish life even as they explain it In 1939 Alfred Hitchcock explained in a lecture at Columbia University We have a name in the studio, and we call it the MacGuffin It is the mechanical element that usually crops up in any story In crook stories it is almost always the necklace and in spy stories it is most always

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    For what it s worth, this is the first book I ve read since I joined Goodreads to which I ve given five stars So, at the risk of gushing, I m telling you to run, don t walk, to reserve this at your local library or buy it.The setting is the 1860s in Canada, where the small community of Caulfield and cabins strung along the Dove River sit at the edge of the great North Woods The book opens with the murder of Fr

  4. says:

    This book is directed at readers rather than thinkers I can understand why people like it because there are plenty of wonderfully crafted moments, but the novel lacks focus and depth I ve read a few reviews that ooh and aah over the fact that it s a murder mystery wrapped in a love story hog tied to a western deep fried in good ol fashioned wilderness tale, but I ve always felt that genre divisions are a crutch for peop

  5. says:

    This is a frustrating novel on so many levels It s one of those books you read where it could and should be brilliant, but suffers from an excess of trying to be too clever, hip and cutting edge in character development and writing technique.The POV changes constantly from first person to third person in a sometimes confusing, backtrack several paragraphs to figure out who is talking kind of way There are far, far too many charac

  6. says:

    Whew Is this book perfect It does have flaws but minor Yet it was hard to put down blew the others I was reading at the start out of the water And at points it reminded me of a John Wayne movie for the soap opera dilemma aspects of reoccurring crisis Especially the movie Stagecoach when John Wayne becomes encumbered by a happenstance rescue of ladies and other dumb innocents within and from an unforgiving environment So why the 5 stars The

  7. says:

    Set in the small village of Caulfield in Ontario during the winter of 1867, The Tenderness of Wolves tells the story of a woman s journey into the Canadian wilderness to find her missing seventeen year old son Francis, who has disappeared after a man, who was a friend of her son s, was found brutally murdered First off, I don t know why the author gave the novel this title as wolves do not figure in the plot much at all They are mentioned once or tw

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    In a small Canadian town by the Georgian Bay, Mrs Ross finds the body of her murdered neighbor, trapper and fur trader Laurent Jammet Her adopted 17 year old son is also missing, and there are several sets of footprints heading north The Hudson Bay Company sends their men to investigate several suspects Mrs Ross sets off with a half Indian guide, William Parker, to find her son.The book is full of atmospheric details so the reader can feel for the 1867 immigr

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    And so while my husband sleeps upstairs we pack and I prepare to go into the wilderness with a suspected killer What s worse, a man I haven t been properly introduced to I am too shocked to feel fear, too excited to care about the impropriety of it I suppose if you have already lost what matters most, then little things like reputation and honour lose their lustre Besides, if the worst comes to the worst, I can remind myself that I have sold my honour farcheaply than t

  10. says:

    The hero of this novel is only ever referred to by two names Mrs Ross, and Mama In their brief moments together at the beginning of the novel, Angus Ross never speaks to his wife, and she does not have a single good friend who knows her well enough to address her by her first name She is reserved, polite and, as a married woman in these stifled Scottish, Presbyterian, conclaves in 19th Century Canada, almost invisible when a self important local figure demands, Is you husband in

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