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The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
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Oct 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: reading-group-selection, historical-fiction, mystery
Read from October 15 to 28, 2010

This book grew on me as the story progressed.

I enjoyed the narrative style of switching between the first person narration of Mrs Ross and the third person narration that chronicled the experiences of the other characters.

I enjoyed the setting. I grew up in Canada and we spent our summers in the Georgian Bay area. I was well used to the Hudson Bay Company and knew a little of its history in the area. So any novel set in this area of Canada does evoke memories, and especially memories of those cold, cold winters as well as my love of the wilderness.

It was a library group selection and generated a good deal of discussion which is always welcome in a book. Its theme of love and duty was quite understated but came to the fore much more than the central mystery.

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