Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt


Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

This book was completely opposite of what I was expecting.  The story line was good, the writing style to me was pretty good as well, although the subject matter was the reason I didn’t give this book full stars.

June Elbus is mostly the main character.  At 14, she has a very close relationship with her uncle Finn Weiss who is a renowned painter.  June feels as though when she is with him, she can truly be herself.  I was getting mixed feelings about how this relationship was a little ‘awkward’ to me, you may see what I mean if you read this.

June discovers one day that Finn is dying.  When he dies at his young age, of an 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 bringing questions to what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even herself.

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering in at the back of the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a 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.  This relationship I found to be a bit ‘awkward’ too.


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