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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

A Novel

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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

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.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN • WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD

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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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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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 372
Erscheinungsdatum 04.06.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-8129-8285-5
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 20,3/13/2,8 cm
Gewicht 340 g
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Touching, heart wrenching, marvelous!
von Franziska Rolff aus Oldenburg am 03.03.2013
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After her uncle, godfather and, hard to admit, first love died because of an illness nobody knows enough about, fourteen year old June Elbus is all alone. Her sister is meaner than ever and the stranger she meets at her uncle's funeral seems to know things about her and... After her uncle, godfather and, hard to admit, first love died because of an illness nobody knows enough about, fourteen year old June Elbus is all alone. Her sister is meaner than ever and the stranger she meets at her uncle's funeral seems to know things about her and her godfather June would never allow herself to even think about. Even with a in the beginning slightly annoying main character this book is a must-read! As a family portrait set in the late 80s, a love and coming-of-age story and a reminder of the shortness of happiness and life, “Tell the wolves I’m home” should be in every bookshelf. In mine I would like to put three copies to assign its particular value.