Have you ever felt like you belonged to another time? June Elbus–painfully shy at 14–only feels at home in the primeval woods behind her high school and in the cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her uncle/best friend, Finn. Her older sister, Greta, torments her, her classmates ignore her, and her accountant parents have all but abandoned her as tax season approaches. June’s tiny world is upended when Finn dies from a mysterious disease, and she must reconcile her feelings of betrayal when a stranger shows up at her door and reveals secrets about the man she thought she knew better than anyone.
A beautiful debut novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home merges art, imagination, grief, and the extremely volatile nature of familial love and friendship. If you enjoy coming-of-age tales touched by tragedy the likes of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, you’re bound to fall for this book.