NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal â€˘ O: The Oprah Magazine â€˘ BookPage â€˘ Kirkus Reviews â€˘Â Booklist â€˘ School Library Journal Â 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 donâ€™t know youâ€™ve lost someone until youâ€™ve found them. Â NATIONAL BESTSELLER â€˘ NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNNÂ â€˘Â WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD Â 1987. Thereâ€™s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and thatâ€™s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finnâ€™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, Juneâ€™s world is turned upside down. But Finnâ€™s death brings a surprise acquaintance into Juneâ€™s lifeâ€”someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. Â At Finnâ€™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 Finnâ€™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 sheâ€™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. Â An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves Iâ€™m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again. Â Praise for Tell the Wolves Iâ€™m Home Â â€śA dazzling debut novel.â€ťâ€”O: The Oprah Magazine Â â€śThis 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.â€ťâ€”BookPage Â â€śTremendously moving.â€ťâ€”The Wall Street Journal Â â€śTranscendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readersâ€™ imaginations long after the final page is turned, Bruntâ€™s novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope.â€ťâ€”Booklist (starred review) Â â€śCarol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.â€ťâ€”Minneapolis Star Tribune Â â€śTouching and ultimately hopeful.â€ťâ€”People Â Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readerâ€™s Circle for author chats and more.
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