addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

"Tell The Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt

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

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.

Join or login to comment.

  • Emily

    I encourage everyone to fill out the SLCL's Strategic Planning Survey. I know many of us obtain our club books from the library, and taking about 5 minutes to do the survey could really make our county library system even better. Thanks! [And no, I do not work for the library. Simply a fan.]

    From the library website: http://www.slcl.org/content/strategic-planning-survey

    Link directly to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHD75LT

    April 1, 2014

  • Shelley

    Can we move it back a week or have another one next week for all of us that aren't finished but wish we were???

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't finish the book either.... Almost there...

      March 25, 2014

    • Martha B.

      New meetup event posted!

      March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm signed up to attend and was excited for my first book club meeting but am now stuck at the office. Great book - enjoy the discussion!

    March 25, 2014

    • Martha B.

      If you can make it next Tuesday, there will be another discussion!

      March 26, 2014

  • Martha B.

    Quick poll for those who didn't finish or can't meet tonight. Who's interested in meeting next Tuesday? We'll still meet tonight, just have another discussion next week if there's enough interest

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I could come next Tues as well.

      March 25, 2014

    • Martha B.

      I'll get it scheduled tomorrow!

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't read the book at all!! Can I still come? I miss you guys!

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Martha B.

      Absolutely!

      March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am sorry; I checked your message too late! I don't think I'll be able to make it tomorrow, but I will try to make it to the get-together in April. It sounds like fun!

      1 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, everyone. I won't be able to make. Very disappointed about that, too!

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really dissapointed that I can't make it tomorrow night for two reasons: I feel like I'm coming down with the flu(too much traveling) and I'm just about a third into the book. Plan to finish this and see you in April socially.
    Peggy

    March 24, 2014

  • Shelley

    I haven't finished so I'm going to skip the meeting and finish the book!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Martha B.

      Let us know what you think after you've finished!

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I'll be there since I haven't finished the book and won't be able to add to the conversation.

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Martha B.

      Feel free to join even if you haven't finished, though we're apparently not great with spoiler alerts...

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finished the book and am not sure how I feel, will b interesting to get people's reactions

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Martha B.

      Always love more opinions.

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sad! I wanted to meet everyone and discuss this fantastic book, but my mom decided to have my little sisters birthday celebration on Tuesday :( but have fun!

    March 23, 2014

    • Martha B.

      We'll miss you, but hope you can join another time!

      March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping to have the book finished by Tuesday, its been hard to put it down ever since

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My book is in transit. I think/ hope to get it on Mon.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really enjoying it too. Can't wait to share!

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Martha B.

    This might be one of my new favorite books. And by might, I mean, it is.

    March 14, 2014

    • Emily

      Same. I'm about half way.

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi book club friends! This is not related to the book, but please take a moment to read it anyway, because it might be your one and only chance to bail me out of jail! You read that right: I'm going to jail and I need your help. While it's not a real jail, it's even more important, as I'm raising bail to help children and adults with muscle disease who are supported by the vital work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). I might not be able to rely on good behavior to get out so that's why I need your help - I need you to donate to my bail! Please visit my donation page and together we'll Make a Muscle and Make a Difference in the fight against muscle disease.

    http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Lock-Up/77-697-StLouisDistrict?px=2119127&pg=personal&fr_id=8663

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reading it for the second time, and it still is such an awesome book. Can't wait to discuss this one!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous YA book - quick read

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a book I could get wrapped up in. Can't wait.

    2 · February 8, 2014

13 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy