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The Tenderness of Wolves (Anglais) Broché – 10 janvier 2008

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'A fascinating, suspense-filled adventure, a refreshing contrast to the conventional murder mystery' Sunday Telegraph.

'An original and readable mixture of mystery and history, with a good dollop of old-fashioned adventure' The Times.

'Suspenseful epic, offering a leitmotif of constant unease impressive' Guardian. --Reviews. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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1867, Canada: as winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man's cabin head north towards the forest and the tundra beyond. In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the township - but do they want to solve the crime or exploit it? One-by-one the assembled searchers set out from Dove River, pursuing the tracks across a desolate landscape home only to wild animals, madmen and fugitives, variously seeking a murderer, a son, two sisters missing for 17 years, a Native American culture, and a fortune in stolen furs before the snows settle and cover the tracks of the past for good.

Siobhan Redmond captivates in this gripping rendering of Stef Penney's award-winning debut. She reads with warmth, wit and understanding, deftly characterising the small Canadian township and its inhabitants. Redmond's keen sense of suspense complements Penney's superb story-telling ability, bringing this panoramic, romantic and exhilarating thriller to life. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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  • Broché: 496 pages
  • Editeur : Quercus Publishing (10 janvier 2008)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1847242952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847242952
  • Dimensions du produit: 11,6 x 3,3 x 17,7 cm
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Par Proenca Peggy le 20 avril 2010
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a premiere vue je ne pensais pas que ca me plairai mais le livre m'a subjuguée
c'est l'histoire d'une mere qui part a la recherche de son fils disparue depuis le meurtre de leur voisin, l'epoque des trappeurs, l'histoire est magnifiquement contee
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Not a Beach Book... 29 août 2007
Par Steven James - Publié sur Amazon.com
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While I thoroughly enjoyed this book once I got into it, it was a challenge to figure out what was going on. The story itself is really interesting and the setting is fabulously well-drawn, but there are so many names to remember that it is kind of tough going, at times. The first 50 pages or so are completely hard to follow, but stick with it and it will begin to gel later on. Each chapter is told from a different character's point of view, and while interesting, it makes for a lot of head scratching. The names of many of the characters are similar, and we often go through 100 pages or more before a character is mentioned again. I would recommend this to the more sophisticated reader. This is not a book to be casually leafed through while sitting on the beach at Waikiki. One other thing, I can't imagine why the publishers decided to make this book a "summer release". The setting is so dark, cold, and snowy that it's difficult to even imagine what these people are feeling as we are suffocating of heat here in the Pacific Northwest in August. Overall, after a slow start, this book got under my skin and is now one of my all-time favorites. But it's not for everyone.
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Very entertaining novel 13 juillet 2007
Par Nicole Maier - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This novel ws very entertaining and kept me reading. I agree that after finishing I wondered why some of the many plots were relevant, because they didn't seem to come to a conclusion. It's an unsual story with many twists and likable characters. I was very engrossed in the characters' stories and would have liked to find out what happened to them. The ending just gave me hints ... instead I got the resolution of the murder mystery which wasn't that original. In any case, I don't mean to make it sound as if I didn't like it. I did, in fact I couldn't put the book down, it's a very likable story. If you're looking for a good and easy read I recommend this book. If you're primarily looking for a gripping murder mystery then better go and look for something else.
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Best Read of the Year! 6 novembre 2008
Par bookloverintexas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
The power, simplicity, beauty, and exquisitely hypnotizing imagery of this book makes me want to cry as I finally, reluctantly lay the finished book down. I've hated for it to end, and have read the last chapter very slowly, thinking it will have to be quite an extraordinary book to capture me as this one has. This wonderful multi-layered story (and each new layer is as compelling as the last) is set in 1860's Canada just below the Hudson Bay. A trapper has been murdered in the tiny settlement, and we are taken on an exciting unpredictable journey searching for the killer. The environment is brutally harsh, yet we feel the beauty and lure of the country as well; each fascinating character brought to life vividly and unforgettably; I feel as though I've been in their presence..I can feel and touch and smell each one...can look into their eyes, feel their breath, the beauty and the evilness. Oh! What an experience! The same lady that recommended this book, via a blog regarding "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" recommended "Out Stealing Horses". I'm hopeful, and will get back to you on that one. I wish I knew how to contact this person and get more of her recommendations!
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Beautifully Written 4 mars 2008
Par A. Albert - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
I will admit that when I began the book it takes a bit of time to get all the characters straight in your head. Once I was familiar with the characters though, and starting getting into the book (which didn't take very long) I couldn't put it down. I live in a Northern region, so I feel the author has done a commendable job capturing the atmosphere of Canada in the wintertime. The characters are multi-dimensional, and there is a bit of suspense/mystery to the storyline as well. I'm not a mystery reader, and I wouldn't necessarily classify the book as such. It's hard to classify this book under one genre, but I think that's a good thing.
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this was my yearly book club pick! 27 février 2009
Par L. Day - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
In my neighborhood book club, once a year, it is my turn to pick a book. Deciding is angst filled, but this year, I picked The Tenderness of Wolves.
In a good book there must be: good character development, some likable characters, a great plot with unexpected twists and turns, and a message.
I could feel how the author loved her characters and one could understand the choices they made. It read like a screen play and was very visual with scenes of the wilderness of the 1800's in northern Canada. Great Book!!!
PS. Everyone in the book club enjoyed the book.
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