Tenderness Of Wolves

Paperback | September 4, 2007

byStef Penney

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As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River in 1867, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year-old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man’s cabin lead north towards the tundra beyond. Strangers are drawn to the township—journalists, Hudson’s Bay Company men, trappers, traders—but do they want to solve the crime or exploit it?

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As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River in 1867, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year-old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man’s cabin lead north towards the tundra beyond. Strangers are drawn to the township—journalists, Hudson’s Bay Company men, trappers, traders—but do they want to solve the c...

Stef Penney was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland . Her debut novel, The Tenderness of Wolves, was an international bestseller and received the prestigious Costa Award. She is also a screenwriter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.2 × 5.22 × 1.17 inPublished:September 4, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143052136

ISBN - 13:9780143052135

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read Capturing the reality of winter in Canada during the 1860's this novel is more than a murder mystery. It is about the inner workings of the minds of the characters told in each of their unique voices. This not only catapults the reader into the action of the story but brings to fiction some of the most wonderfully drawn people and setting that I have ever encountered. The ending is not the conclusion but the beginning in so many ways.
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it. 3.5 stars. It is the mid-1800s, in Ontario. In a small settlement, one man is found murdered and a 17-year old boy (Francis) has disappeared. Someone from “the Company” (the Hudson’s Bay Company) has been brought to town to investigate, but he almost has his mind made up from the start on the kind of person who could have done it. Others aren’t so sure. Meanwhile, Francis’ mother is desperate to find her son. There is a lot going on in this book, and a lot of characters, but I found it easy to follow, even as it switched perspective, and went back in time in people’s memories. I liked it.
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well Worth Reading I liked this book a great deal. A man is murdered in a remote northern town in 1867 Upper Canada, and the truth about what has happened must be discovered. The characters are well developed and the land itself becomes part of the cast. The story touches on discrimination against First Nations people, and the French/English divide in Canada at that time. It's worthy of four stars for the just for the writing style and character development, but I only gave 3 because of one bit of weakness in the plot. The main plot line was satisfactorily concluded, but the secondary plot line was not, to my satisfaction. Still, well worth reading.
Date published: 2008-04-28