Sunday, November 4, 2018


Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Carol Rifka Brunt

Publication date: June, 2012

Random House

Source: Audio book  

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

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.

                    My Thoughts                   

Tell the Wolves I'm Home wouldn't be my go to type of read but it was a great story of personal growth and relationships. June only ever loved one person, her uncle Finn, who passed away from AIDS in the mid 80's . In missing her uncle she develops an unlikely friendship with his partner Toby. Tell the Wolves I'm home is a great coming of age novel that showcases the personal growth of June as well as Relationships; June and her sister Gretta, Finn and his sister ( June's mom... gosh I can't remember her name ) and June and Toby the unlikeliest of friends bonding over the love they lost.  Again not normally something in my wheel house but I found myself constantly thinking about the story and where it was going to go. Does not disappoint.

Audio Book Quality : I thought the reader was a little bit monotone and dry not the best reader but it was OK.

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