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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal

 

NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN

 

WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

 

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

 

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

 

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

Praise for Tell the Wolves I’m Home

 

“A dazzling debut novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

 

“This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end. . . . The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition.”—BookPage

 

“Tremendously moving.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

“Transcendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers’ imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt’s novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope.”—Booklist (starred review)

 

“Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

“Touching and ultimately hopeful.”—People

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal

 

NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN

 

WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

 

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

 

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

 

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Carol Rifka Brunt’s work has appeared in several literary journals, including North American Review and The Sun. In 2006, she was one of three fiction writers who received the New Writing Ventures award and, in 2007, she received a generous Arts Council grant to write Tell the Wolves I’m Home, her first novel. Originally from New York, she currently lives in England with her husband and three children.

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Beverly B, June 15, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Carol Rifka Brunt's debut novel is one of the most powerful books I've read in a long time. Tell the Wolves I'm Home is a beautiful and unforgettable story of a young teen in the 1980's whose favorite uncle is sick with a mysterious new virus no one knows anything about, but everyone fears. For those of us old enough to remember the 1980's, it is a reminder of a grim time in our history "..all the jealousy and envy and shame we carried was our own kind of sickness. As much a disease as Toby and Finn's AIDS." Carol Rifka Brunt did not intend Tell the Wolves I'm Home to be a YA coming of age novel, but 14 year old June's emotional journey from devoted, confused, innocent child to courageous and angry rebel teen will resonate with YA readers. Adults will connect with all of the conflicted relationships in the story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812982855
Author:
Brunt, Carol Rifka
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;aids;coming of age;sisters;1980s;new york;family;new york city;grief;art;death;artists;uncle;young adult;relationships;secrets;family relationships;love;ya;bildungsroman;siblings;contemporary;contemporary fiction;homosexuality;loss;lgbt;painting;r
Subject:
fiction;aids;coming of age;sisters;1980s;new york;family;new york city;grief;art;death;artists;uncle;young adult;relationships;secrets;family relationships;love;ya;bildungsroman;siblings;contemporary;contemporary fiction;homosexuality;loss;lgbt;painting;r
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Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
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8 x 5.16 x 1 in 0.75 lb

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The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal

 

NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN

 

WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

 

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

 

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

 

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

From the Hardcover edition.

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