Tell the Wolves I'm Home
It’s 1987. June is losing her Uncle Finn, a renowned artist, to AIDS. Her family has lost their ability to communicate honestly. June, the 14-year-old protagonist, only feels happy and understood with her uncle. Finn gives his fragile energy to painting a portrait of June and her sister, a brilli... Read More »
The late 1980s AIDS epidemic transforms teenager June Elbus and her family. When her beloved uncle, a cultured, erudite artist, dies of the disease, June begins a secret friendship with his partner Toby who shares her grief. But their bond opens many bitter tensions with her sister and parents... Read More »
One of the best books I read this year. Perfectly captures the insecurities of a 14-year-old girl who has lost her uncle--the one person who "gets" her--to AIDS in the 1980s. With the author's strong characterizations, the book reminds me of the work of Gail Godwin, in particular The Fi... Read More »
Tell the Wolves I'm Home offers a true-to-life narrative voice in June Elbus, a 14 year old girl who is grieving for her best friend in the world, a middle-aged uncle who just died of AIDS. Although marketed as an adult title, this book could easily be considered for high school reading. WeAreS... Read More »
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Carol Rifka Brunt Author Talk at Darien Public Library
Carol Rifka Brunt speaks at the Darien Public Library. At first, the video is focused on the podium, but the author chooses not to stand at the podium, and they move the video a few seconds in. Be patient. Worth it.