Only at Target, find the June, 2013, Club Pick Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt
"Transcendent. . . .Peopled by characters who will live in readers' imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt's novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope."
-Booklist (starred review)
In this striking coming-of-age novel, Carol Rifka Brunt creates one of the most memorable young protagonists in fiction. Through the wise and tender voice of June Elbus, Brunt crafts a searingly honest portrait of family, grief, and hope. It’s 1987, and fourteen-year-old June is struggling to fit in. The only person who truly understands her is her uncle, the famous artist, Finn Weiss; he is June’s confidant and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, June feels like her world is coming to an end. Then, soon after Finn’s funeral, June receives a surprise package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful Russian teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, along with a note from a stranger named Toby, asking June for a chance to meet. Going against everything her parents ever taught her, June agrees to a secret rendezvous. It turns out she’s not the only one who's been desperately missing Finn. This stranger has stories to tell, and what June thought was the end of her world, might be just the beginning. A love letter to everyone who’s ever felt invisible, misunderstood, and a little bit lost, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is sure to be a book club favorite.
"This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end."
"Touching and ultimately hopeful."
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews
NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN
WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD
Far more than simply a riveting read and a crackling medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity and to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind. Using all her considerable journalistic skills, and building from hospital records and surveillance video, interviews with family and friends, and excerpts from the deeply moving journal her father kept during her illness, Susannah pieces together the story of her “lost month” to write an unforgettable memoir about memory and identity, faith and love. It is an important, profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.Winner of the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award for First Book
- Fiction + Literature Genres
- Random House Publishing Group
- June 4, 2013
- June 4, 2013