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The Tenderness of Wolves

Welcome to the very first Flik of the Week, yet another premiere here at Vili Flik.

In this column we will be promoting books that we feel people should read.

This week I wish to draw your attention to The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney.

The year is 1867, the place is Dove River, an isolated settlement on the north shore of Georgian Bay. Mrs. Ross, the novels heroin, sets out on a journey to find her son who is accused of murder, at the same time as the cavalry also begins their search for the boy. The reader is taken on a journey through the Canadian wilderness, with all its hardships, mysteries, tragedies and wonders.

The Tenderness of Wolves is a beautiful mixture of a crime novel, a historical novel and a story about love, friendship against all odds and standing up for what one believes in. This is one of those novels that leave you wanting more.

It won the 2006 Costa Book of the Year Award, and quite rightly so, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a taste for adventure as well as an interest for the intricacies of human existence.

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