Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

  • November 2, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION AS BEEN CHANGED TO SANTINI'S

 

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.

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  • Faith R.

    Great discussion that made the book even more interesting

    November 4, 2013

  • Gail Van B.

    Sorry I couldn't make it I had Chloe unexpectedly this weekend.

    November 3, 2013

    • Chris

      Elika said you called, no worries. Hope you had fun!

      November 3, 2013

  • Chris

    Hope you all had a great time on Saturday. I was away, but loved the book. See you in December!

    November 3, 2013

  • Diane

    For those who like to meet authors, take note of this event: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Nov. 19 at the National Press Club: Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night with 80 authors attending. $10 entrance and there is also a silent auction. You can view full details on National Press Club website. Diane

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Victoria

    I hate to do this too, but I've been overcome by events. I REALLY wanted to discuss this book. Ugh.

    November 2, 2013

  • Ashley

    Want able to finish the book in time. I look forward to the next one.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and I can't make it today

    November 2, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Sorry, guys. I was trying to finish the book today, but I woke up late and that's not going to happen. I'm not ready to find out how it ends. Have fun!

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love to read and learn

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love to read and learn

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to be out of town. I'm listening to the audio book now and am loving it and will miss being part of the discussion.

    October 24, 2013

  • Ashley

    This will be my first event. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    October 21, 2013

  • Elika

    LOCATION CHANGE!!! Due to the Reston library (and Herndon, Fairfax, Chantilly, Oakton) being booked, we've temporarily moved the location back to Santini's. If anyone has a clubhouse or meeting room in their complex that is available and wants to consider hosting, that would be great. We are continuing the hunt for permanent meeting place. Hopefully, the library bookings are seasonal and will open up again in 2014.

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it I'll be in Boston for a girls only weekend!

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, I had just started the Atwood book in time for the meeting on Saturday, but now I am into it and I really like it.

    September 10, 2013

  • Victoria

    You know that phrase 'past performance is an indicator of future results'? If you look at past meet ups you'll see that there are always slots toward the end. Often people sign up and then decide later whether they'll attend. Others just have something come up unexpectedly. This is true for most clubs and it's pretty likely you'll make it to the attendee list since there are only four wait listed. Fingers crossed!

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How likely is it that waitlisted members can attend?

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to read the book.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Victoria

    Yay! I'm so happy you posted this, I can't wait to read it now. Thank you Katrina. I've had it on my to read list for over a year and I recommended it to force myself to finally get to it. Now with this endorsement, I'm headed to Costco for my own beloved copy.

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • Katrina

      Ha! I also submitted this book to Elika as my recommendation. It was rated so highly and I liked the sound of the title, so I was glad it got enough votes to be added to the schedule.

      1 · September 7, 2013

    • Victoria

      Ah, yes, great minds and all that. Imagine what we could accomplish if we harnessed our great powers?! Muahahaha. (this is my version of an evil laugh). ;-D

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • Katrina

    I have a copy that I'm done reading if someone would like to borrow it. (I'm almost reluctant to let it out of my sight because I love it so much and feel almost attached to it.)

    I got it at Costco for $8.99, so it's fairly inexpensive there if you'd like to own your own copy. (not to suggest that someone can't still borrow mine:-)

    September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I gave you money would you go buy it for me?

      September 7, 2013

    • Katrina

      Of course! I'll stop by Costco this weekend and you can just pay me back whenever

      September 7, 2013

  • Amy

    This book sounds amazing so I'm sad to miss this one but I will be at Yogaville with Leslie. I'm sure we'll return enlightened & ready for December's meeting. Ohhhhhmmmmm ;-)

    September 5, 2013

  • Leslie

    Can't attend this one, I'll be out of town for the weekend at Yogaville!

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to this book club so I am not sure if this book as already been discussed, it is titled Defending Jacob. Excellent book!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand published November 2010 it is nonfiction

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Chris

    Other commitments. :(

    August 19, 2013

  • Leslie

    I would like to offer some suggestions as well:
    A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron
    Kindred by Octavia Butler
    Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Elika

    Good eye, Diane! No, we have not yet voted on books for October going forward. I just posted and emailed a request for people to send me book suggestions. I can add The Son as your suggestion Diane, and The Casual Vacancy for you, Elizabeth. Arlene, which of those books (or another) would you like me to add as your suggestion? Thanks for prompting me to get on the ball with respect to choosing new books!

    August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A Casual Vacancy by Rowling

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Casual Vacancy by Rowling

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about A Confederacy of Dunces ( interesting history about this book) or the Road by Cormac Mccarthy or A casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling -- I personally love this book.

    August 18, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      I second "The Casual Vacancy."

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Diane

    I don't see a book selection for this day. Have we considered "The Son" a family saga? In hardcover.

    1 · August 18, 2013

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