Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (2012)

index.aspxJune Elbus is 14 years old and wishes she lived in the Middle Ages. Her relationship with her older sister Greta has soured, her accountant parents are working long hours during tax season, and her beloved Uncle Finn has just died. Finn, a famous New York artist, filled June’s lonely world with love, understanding, and inspiration. They shared special times together over tea, visits to the Cloisters, and listening to Mozart’s Requiem. After Finn’s funeral, June discovers a secret that Finn never shared with her—he had another special someone in his life, Toby. Set against the backdrop of the 1980s and the emergence of the AIDS epidemic, this coming of age story has so much to say about love.

For another perspective of Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell the Wolves I’m Home, check out Sally’s review. Attention 20 & 30-somethings: GenLit will be discussing this book on Wednesday, May 28 at Tap House Grill at 6:30pm. Get your copy from the front checkout desk and RSVP on Facebook.

 

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