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 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 dont know youve lost someone until youve found them NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNNWINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD 1987 Theres only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen year old June Elbus, and thats her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finns 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, Junes world is turned upside down But Finns death brings a surprise acquaintance into Junes lifesomeone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart At Finns 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 Finns apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes shes 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 Im 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 Im 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, Brunts 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 Look for special features inside Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and ....
|Title||:||Tell the Wolves I'm Home|
|Publisher||:||Dial Press June 4, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||670 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home Reviews
Review first published on jenasbookreviews.blogspot.com
This. Was. Stunning.
“I understood how just about anything in the world could remind you of Finn. Trains, or New York City, or plants, or books, or soft sweet black-and-white cookies, or some guy in Central Park playing a polka on the harmonica and the violin at the same time. Things you’d never even seen with Finn could remind you of him, because he was the one person you’d want to show. ‘Look at that,’ you’d want him to say, because you knew he would find a way to think it was wonderful. To make you feel like the most observant person in the world for spotting it.
I have so many books on my “to read” list and this one finally made it to the top of the list. I heard about it several years ago and I’m sad I didn’t take the time to read it sooner. This is one that I went back and forth between listening and reading….Kindle/Audible. I had to listen/read whenever I could find even 5 minutes! It isn’t really suspenseful…just a great story with a wonderful main character.
I gave it three stars, but I was torn between three and four. The book was well written, but it had serious characterization flaws. Specifically, the issue of the Mother's terribly cruel and selfish refusal to allow her brother to have any contact with her daughters unless he hid his boyfriend, and also her pushing her elder daughter to go big time into the theatre when she wasn't really interested, were never explored in any depth. This was one BAD mother, but she and the father came across like cardboard. The protagonist comes to recognize her mother is unfair and petty and jealous, but she never deals with it. There is no resolution to this, which I found unsatisfying. It is the story of childhood grief; a story of AIDs and friendship; but not of growth in basically any of the characters, which was ultimately unsatisfying. The themes that it did explore, however, carried it to the end.