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By Carol Rifka Blunt

Suggested by Donna Ellis

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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 don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.


  1. 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.


©2012 Carol Silverman (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.


Comments from Donna Ellis, BPI volunteer extraordinare and member


Hi. I just finished Tell the Wolves I’m Home.  I must warn you that I cried and needed a lot of tissues, even in the first chapter, but it’s a book that you won’t want > to put down. If you are looking for a tear jerker, this is definitely in that category. Even now, I have tears in my eyes. You won’t be able to put this book d down

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