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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Jun 04, 2013 | ISBN 9780812982855

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Praise

“Brunt strikes a difficult balance, imbuing June with the disarming candor of a child and the melancholy wisdom of a heart-scarred adult.”The Wall Street Journal

“In this lovely debut novel set in the 1980s, Carol Rifka Brunt takes us under the skin and inside the tumultuous heart of June Elbus. . . . Distracted parents, tussling adolescents, the awful ghost-world of the AIDS-afflicted before AZT—all of it springs to life.”People

“With this debut novel that flawlessly encapsulates the fragile years during the mid-‘80s when the specter of AIDS began to haunt society at large, Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[A] striking first outing . . . Brunt weaves a terrific coming-of-age story, painting a vibrant picture of June’s dreams and insecurities as she teeters on the border between childhood and maturity.”The Onion A.V. Club

“[A] transcendent debut . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers’ imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt’s novel is a beautifully bittersweet mix of heartbreak and hope.”Booklist (starred review)

“Carol Rifka Brunt’s astonishing first novel is so good, there’s no need to grade on a curve: Tell the Wolves I’m Home is not only one of the best debuts of 2012, it’s one of the best books of the year, plain and simple. In a literary landscape overflowing with coming-of-age stories, Tell the Wolves I’m Home rises above the rest. The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition.”BookPage

“A poignant debut . . . Brunt’s first novel elegantly pictures the New York art world of the 1980s, suburban Westchester and the isolation of AIDS.”Kirkus Reviews

“What begins as a wary relationship between former rivals for Finn’s affection blossoms touchingly.”Publishers Weekly

“An uplifting debut novel about loss, love, and unlikely friendships in the midst of the 1980s AIDS epidemic . . . a literary pleasure read.”BookBrowse

“[A] beautiful novel of love and loss . . . accessible, sensitively told, and heartbreaking.”School Library Journal (starred review)

Awards

Alex Award – YALSA WINNER 2013

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