Monday, June 30, 2008

8 Unanswered Questions About The Tenderness of Wolves

It took me two tries to get into this historical mystery about a murder in the snowy Canadian wilderness in the 1860s. Once I did, I enjoyed it, but it's almost breathtaking in its loose-endedness, leaving plots unresolved and characters scattered across the landscape. So herewith, the list of things I still want to know:

  1. Whatever became of Amy Seton?
  2. With Moody dead, how are the Knoxes going to learn about Eve Seton/Elizabeth Bird?
  3. Why and how did Mrs. Ross leave the asylum with Mr. Ross?
  4. Who was Half Man and what was his relationship with Stewart?
  5. Why did Mr. Ross start to turn away from Mrs. Ross, and what is she going to do about it?
  6. What's Jacob going to do when he learns that Moody was killed while he wasn't around to protect him?
  7. What's going to become of Francis, Line and her children, Susannah, Maria, and Mr. Knox?
  8. So what is that mysterious bone tablet anyway?

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