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Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel | Carol Rifka Brunt
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal O: The Oprah Magazine BookPage Kirkus Reviews Booklist School Library Journal 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 dont know youve lost someone until youve found them. NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD 1987. Theres only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and thats her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finns 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, Junes world is turned upside down. But Finns death brings a surprise acquaintance into Junes lifesomeone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. At Finns 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 Finns apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes shes 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 Im Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again. Praise for Tell the Wolves Im Home A dazzling debut novel.O: The Oprah Magazine This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end. . . . The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition.BookPage Tremendously moving.The Wall Street Journal Transcendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunts novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope.Booklist (starred review) Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.Minneapolis Star Tribune Touching and ultimately hopeful.People Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more.
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BookwormM
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Couldn‘t resist some of my fav books made this list and I have quite a few more on my TBR

Tagged book is on list I am currently reading and loving it

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2d
Zoes_Human I love Tell the Wolves I'm Home! 2d
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @BarbaraBB :

We‘ve got a winner for the #MAYbeNoW #buddyread! From May 15-17 we will celebrate the 2010s in our signature party style with music, food, clothes etc. and we‘ll be discussing the tagged book on Sunday 17. Thank you for voting and please join @Cinfhen and me in May for the weekend and/or the #buddyread.

We‘re looking forward to it! 🍀💚🧚👒🐸🍏 #Readalong2020

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing 💚💙 3d
Cinfhen Thanks for the repost 🐾🥳 3d
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Cinfhen
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We‘ve got a winner for the #MAYbeNoW #buddyread! From May 15-17 we will celebrate the 2010s in our signature party style with music, food, clothes etc. and we‘ll be discussing the tagged book on Sunday, May 17. Thank you for voting and please join @BarbaraBB and me in May for the weekend and/or the #buddyread 🥳🎶❣️open to all🙌🏻

We‘re looking forward to it 🐺🖤🐺#Readalong2020 #WolfPack

Cinfhen Apologies if I forgot to tag anyone 😘 5d
Balibee146 Fab this one has been on my tbr for a while and that seems to be cover that launched a thousand copies too 👍 5d
KarenUK Looking forward to it 😊👍📚 5d
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Cinfhen Tagging you @JennyM 💚 5d
Cinfhen I know it wasn‘t your first choice @Balibee146 @KarenUK but I‘m happy you‘ll both be back to party away 🎶😜 5d
thereadingowlvina Awesome! Thank you!!! ❤ 5d
Cinfhen Thanks for voting @thereadingowlvina 🐺💚 5d
Balibee146 @cinfhen 'tis cool.... It was a very close thing for me and I picked the other over this as I already own it.... I'm really trying to to read from the double stacked full bookcase of #mountTBR this year before getting more... But now I just have to get this one 😉😬❤️ 5d
Suet624 May sounds so far away but I know it‘s going to be here in just a blink of an eye. Now excuse me while I shovel the 3 feet of snow out of my driveway. 5d
Cinfhen Oh no!!! That‘s ridiculous @Suet624 I don‘t think I could handle all that snow ⛄️ sending u warm wishes 😘😘 5d
Cinfhen I actually own this book so I‘m glad it‘s finally going to come off Mt TBR @Balibee146 5d
Megabooks I‘ve already read it, but it‘s good enough to reread. I‘m in. 5d
squirrelbrain An excuse to go book shopping! Yay! 5d
AnneCecilie I‘m in, and will get my hands on this to read it on time. May 17 in Norway‘s national day, but due to different time zones the discussion is probably going to be after everything. 5d
jhod @squirrelbrain ditto ha!! 5d
Cathythoughts Excellent choice! I read it before & would love to reread ❤️. A gift from @erzascarletbookgasm back when I joined Litsy first X 5d
readordierachel Love this book. Looking forward to reading it again 💕 5d
Kalalalatja Woohoo! I look forward ti partying with you all again 🙌🙌 5d
BookwormAHN Looking forward to it 😺 5d
Kimberlone Now I need to find a cheap copy! Off to the used book store today to see if they have it in stock! 5d
DebinHawaii I am looking forward to the reread & I believe I have a print copy already. 🎉📚🎉 5d
AmyG Wonderful book! 5d
JennyM @Cinfhen thanks Cindy. I will be there, and looking forward to partying with you all, bookworm style. Thanks to you and @BarbaraBB for hosting 🥳📚 5d
Lizpixie Woohoo!🙌 5d
Cinfhen Do u want to join us @AmyG ??? We‘d love to have you!!! 5d
BarbaraBB @JennyM I am happy you‘ll be there again! 💙 5d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I'll look for the book before May 5d
Tanisha_A Oooh la la la la! Excited! 🙂 4d
Cinfhen 👍🏽 @Crazeedi 🤗🤗🤗🤗 @Tanisha_A 4d
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BarbaraBB
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We‘ve got a winner for the #MAYbeNoW #buddyread! From May 15-17 we will celebrate the 2010s in our signature party style with music, food, clothes etc. and we‘ll be discussing the tagged book on Sunday 17. Thank you for voting and please join @Cinfhen and me in May for the weekend and/or the #buddyread.

We‘re looking forward to it! 🍀💚🧚👒🐸🍏 #Readalong2020

Librarybelle Cool! I‘m putting this on my calendar right now! 5d
Chab256 Loved this one! I am in for a re-read! 5d
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 excited to FINALLY get this off Mt TBR. Glad you‘re joining us @Chab256 💚🐺 5d
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Tamra Great book choice! 5d
TrishB A reread for me- see if I love the sand second time around. 5d
Megabooks Count me in friend!! It‘s a reread, but a fantastic book. 5d
readordierachel Wonderful! Looking forward to rereading it! 5d
batsy Nice! 💜 5d
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @Tamra @TrishB @Megabooks @readordierachel @batsy Looking forward to another weekend with all of you! Glad you‘re joining us @Chab256 💙 5d
Kalalalatja This has been on my tbr for ages! Looking forward to it 👌 5d
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Mine too, ever since @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks has been raving about it 💙. I‘m happy we can finally catch up with her 😀 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarbaraBB yay!!! This makes me happy!!! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I may read it again with you guys!! 5d
BarbaraBB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We‘d love you to! 5d
bookandbedandtea Sounds great! I've been thinking about reading this for a while. 5d
BarbaraBB @bookandbedandtea Great! Happy you‘ll be joining again 💚 5d
CarolynM A re-read for me too. Looking forward to the party🙂 4d
BarbaraBB @CarolynM Did you like the book? 4d
CarolynM Yes, I did. I'll be interested to see what you and the others think of it. 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Ah nice! Need to reread! 👍 4d
Mdargusch I‘ve already read this book so too will be interested to hear what others think. It‘s a good one! 3d
vivastory Haven't read this one, but it's on my TBR. Looking forward to it! 2d
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Football and reading. Perfect New Years Day. 🤓 #happynewyear

Crazeedi Yep me too!! 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess I got one of those too! 3w
Nute Yes! Happy New Year! 2w
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Thank you @umbrellagirl !!!! 😃❤️ I am SO excited to read this. Merry Christmas! 🎄 #jolabokaflodswap

umbrellagirl Enjoy! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon 🎅 🤶🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! @MaleficentBookDragon Thank you so much for organizing this. It's been so fun. ❤️🎄 1mo
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Jas16
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Well this one sorta snuck up on me. After gifting this book more than once and reading so many glowing reviews I decided it was finally time to read my own copy. In the beginning I kept thinking, “This is good but not worth the heaps of praise,” but by the end I was holding back tears and clutching it to my heart.

AmyG Sounds about right. ;) 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s always special when a book just sneaks up on you. 😊📖 1mo
marleed I really like this book. Since you liked it you might want to check out the newly published Like a Lovestory. It has strong TTWiH vibes! 1mo
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Jas16 @marleed thank you for the suggestion. I will add it to my TBR 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review! This one has been on my shelves way too long! @Cinfhen here it is again! It‘s a sign! I do have yo focus on the #tob2020 first though 😂 1mo
Cinfhen We can save it for the middle half of next year @BarbaraBB like April/May but its DEFINITELY a sign 🐺 1mo
Reggie Oof, it had me from the beginning, the part where he gives her the teapot and tells her it‘s for only the best people...😭😭😭. Nice review!!! 1mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one 1mo
Suet624 I‘ve had this stacked for much too long. I need to find a copy. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I absolutely loved this! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💚💚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed who is the author? I think I stacked from the last time you mentioned it! TTWIH doesn‘t get enough recognition!! (edited) 1mo
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - let‘s see if my tag works for Abdi Nazemian - very good book! 1mo
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It worked! There‘s a line from this book that I wished I written down. It went something like, ‘He was from the generation of gay men who never got to grow old.‘ Although I can‘t quote exactly it stays with me, and think of often as it describes my brother. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed 💔💔 TTWIH broke my heart. Thank you for tagging the book for me... Have you read ? 1mo
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh I hadn‘t. I just placed a hold on it at my library. And... it will be perfect as I read through Europe in 2020! I recommend LaLS to anyone who loved TtWIH- similar feels for me in a very good way. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You will love THIF!!! 1mo
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jdiehr
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This was a great book! The story of a 14 year old girl who loves her uncle fiercely, is struggling with her older sister and has formed an unconventional friendship with an adult man suffering from AIDS.

After typing that, I realize it sounds awful. Trust me - it's a good book. My only complaint is that there were things alluded to and story lines started that never went anywhere.

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j9brown
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Pickpick

Had to put this one away a couple of times so I wouldn't get too emotional on the train 😖

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Amoon
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Pickpick

What a story! Told through the eyes of June who wishes she lives in any ancient time or history instead of the world of the 1980‘s. She has a magical relationship with her godfather Finn, who is a great artist working on a portrait of Greta and her usually mean spirited sister, Greta. No spoilers in this review

Amoon This is a story of real love, friendship and forgiveness. Being the younger sister helps me relate to June. 2mo
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jillrhudy
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Pickpick

As I finish this book, my heart is full all the way up, like a lung: all the feels to the point of hyperinflation. I lived in this world, programming in BASIC at school and fearing gay men during the AIDS crisis. I want to tell my children: this world of very rudimentary computer systems and cruel treatment of people in same-sex partnerships was not so very long ago. #comingofage

marleed I love this book. The newly published Like a Love Story gave me TtWI‘mH feels in a good way! 3mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this one too! 3mo
readordierachel All the feels. Beautiful book 🧡 3mo
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Rissreads
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This book is why I read, I did not want to put it down! It was just beautiful and so devastating. Life is messy, families are messy. I cried my eyes out, snot flying everywhere! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the recommendation. 💚
#LitsyAtoZ letter T

nu-bibliophile I ❤ this book! 4mo
JennyM Love your review! Gorgeous book 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I love your review!! It‘s hard to find books that compare to books as awesome as this one!!! Have you read ? ✨ 3mo
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Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will check it out. X 3mo
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Rissreads
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Fantastic first page of my next read.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm excited about this one!

CarolynM Such a beautiful book❤️💔 4mo
JennyM Enjoy....I hope you love it as much as I did 😘 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh yay!!! I‘m so happy you are reading this one 💚 Have tissues ready!!! 4mo
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Follow.my.read
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Did not think I would like this.....I LOVED IT!!!!

Sweettartlaura It‘s really charming, isn‘t it? ♥️ 4mo
Victoriahoperose Love this book. I felt the same way. 4mo
Godpants This book gave me all the feels. 4mo
CarolynM It's really lovely💔 4mo
perfectsinner It's on my want-to-reads list. 4mo
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BookwormM
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#7covers7days Day 2

Still on the TBR shelf

Tagging anyone who wants to join in

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annamatopoetry
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Day 1 of #7days7covers #covercrush . I was tagged by @silentrequiem and haven't been able to figure out who to tag yet. More to come.

silentrequiem Great book! 4mo
annamatopoetry @silentrequiem I know, we read it for book club and it was the only one of my suggestions that was liked 😁 4mo
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kimba7
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One of the best stories I've read in awhile. If only they all could be so good. ♥️

marleed Oh, the newly published Like a Love Story gave me Tell the Wolves vibes. Maybe you‘d like that one too! 4mo
Reggie The part when he gives her the teapot ....😭😭😭. 4mo
Cathythoughts Loved it too. @Reggie you are never going to forget that teapot Reggie ♥️💔👍🏻 4mo
Reggie @Cathythought Ever...... 4mo
kimba7 ♥️ 😢 so many spots in the story like that. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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MoonWitch94 Is that a BEND THE KNEE blanket?!?! 5mo
UwannaPublishme You‘re so organized! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MoonWitch94 it‘s a bag!!! 🔥❤️🐉 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @UwannaPublishme I‘m a little ocd!!! Books are organized alphabetically by author 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
SilversReviews LOVE the bookshelf!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews thank you!!! I need about 3 more!! 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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These two books left me in a #trailoftears 😪😪

#AugustABC

marleed Oh the current Like a Love Story has definite TTWIH feels. 5mo
Eggs Lovely 💗👏🏻🤗👏🏻💗 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed I think i stacked it!! I will check 💗 5mo
Purrfectpages Tell the Wolves I‘m Home! ❤️ ❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Purrfectpages love it 💚💚💚 5mo
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Come-read-with-me
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A story about love and grief - both at their most raw level. I wasn‘t expecting much from a book set in the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic was rampant and people fluctuated between ignorance and panic. But this story was transcendent. The characters are imperfect, therefore realistic and easy to develop a connection with. An amazing read.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this book 6mo
Come-read-with-me @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was fantastic wasn‘t it? 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Two of my favorite #GreenandPink books 💚💗

#ColorMePretty

Jari-chan Loved “Tell the Wolves I'm Home“ 💝 6mo
marleed Ohh, I have both those books in hardcover like yours. And love them both. The current Like a Love Story has strong Tell the wolves vibes. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jari-chan me too!! I wish more people would read it!! 💚💚 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed I‘ll have to find that one!! 💗 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed I stacked it!!! 6mo
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to find out your thoughts on it! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed thanks for the recommendation!! 6mo
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hidemythunder
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I loved this book. I loved the characters and the heart of the story. Definitely a book that I didn‘t want to see end.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my all time favorites 💚💚💚 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 5mo
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cateeoh
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I would quote the entirety of these pages if I could. Extraordinary. My hands-down favorite book of the last few years.

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umbrellagirl

If I had a lot of money, I would buy acres of woods. I would put a wall around them and live there like it was another time. Maybe I would find one other person to live with me there. Someone who was willing to promise they‘d never speak a word about anything in the present. I doubt I could find anyone like that. I‘ve never met anyone yet who‘d make that kind of promise.

RaimeyGallant What a quote! 7mo
umbrellagirl @RaimeyGallant I‘m finding this book to be very quotable. 😍 7mo
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umbrellagirl

Even though I don‘t believe in God, last year I convinced my mother to let me join the Catholic church choir in our town just so I could sing the Mozart Kyrie at Easter. I can‘t even really sing, but the thing is, if you close your eyes when you sing in Latin, and if you stand right at the back so you can keep one hand against the cold stone wall of the church, you can pretend you‘re in the Middle Ages. That‘s why I did it.

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kristenconnal
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ THIS. BOOK. 😍😭❤️ It slows down a bit in the middle but keep going. It‘s my favorite book in years. You‘ll fall in love with each character despite their many flaws.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖💙 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 I have this book on my TBR stack but haven't read it yet. Glad to hear it's so good! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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mandi1082
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Deeply moving on a subject in the early 80's, we new nothing about and everyone was deathly afraid of getting. I enjoyed that the main Protagonist was a 14 year old female who is trying to deal with the passing of her uncle who died of AIDS. She develops a secret relationship with her uncle partner who the whole family believes her uncle got AIDS from and want nothing to do with him.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this book! 8mo
marleed I finally read this book this year. I‘m so grateful for the advancements made to fight AIDS - and for enlightened hearts and minds. 8mo
mandi1082 This book has been sitting on my shelf for a long while. I'm also glad I read it finally. 8mo
Reggie This book 😭😭😭 8mo
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Hollie
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My library book sale haul part one- fiction. This doesn‘t include the two Owen has already taken to his room. I‘ve read the tagged book but couldn‘t pass up a hard copy.

Lcsmcat Top and bottom are great picks! I haven‘t read the others. 9mo
Hollie @Lcsmcat I haven‘t either but I‘m hoping they will be good! 9mo
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This book was heartbreaking but I loved it! #home #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my all time favorites!!! 💚💚 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Same here! 💕 9mo
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EadieB
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Day 26 - #home #springintoreading

I read this book in 2016 and it was a 5 star read for me!

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.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites!! 💚💚 9mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏼 Yes! It‘s a good one! 9mo
BooknerdsLife This one has been on my TBR for so long!!! 😍 9mo
EadieB @BooknerdsLife It‘s time to read it! 9mo
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CarolynM
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What a sad, sad story and beautifully written. My heart broke for Toby and for June. But what a jealous, selfish bunch that family were! Loving someone does not give you the right to control them, or to pass judgement on their choices!

Thank you again, Jessie, for sending me this lovely book.

Tamra I really liked this one too! 11mo
JennyM This book is beautiful ❤️ 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego An excellent read! 11mo
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Cinfhen The awesome @Bklover gifted this book to me but I still haven‘t gotten through it. I‘ve tried a few times but it doesn‘t pull me in 🤷‍♀️ 11mo
Reggie Oof, the part where he gives her the teapot and tells her it‘s for the best people....😭😭😭. Also, I was kinda mad at the sister. 11mo
Cathythoughts Great book 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
CarolynM @Reggie I didn't like the sister much, but it was the mother I was really angry with. 11mo
TrishB I loved this too 💕 11mo
Bklover @Cinfhen I haven‘t gotten through it either. Maybe someday .....🤨 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm A great read for me. Glad you liked it! 💕 11mo
Purrfectpages One of my favorites. 11mo
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CarolynM
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I know I'm being a pedant, but this is just wrong! "Swagman" maybe synonymous with hobo, but not wanderer, "waltzing" was slang for walking and "matilda" was slang for his swag (rolled up camping gear and belongings) that he carried over his shoulder. It is an invitation to others to join him in the quest for work, not some sort of romantic lament. Ugh!! Ok, rant over?

zsuzsanna_reads Unreliable narrators! 😁 11mo
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FreeReadAndWrite
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I read 25 pages of two separate ARCs today but just couldn‘t get into either. Ultimately came back to reading this one, which I never want to put down because it is beautiful & full of art & truth & heartbreak.

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FreeReadAndWrite
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“My mother said it was like a cassette tape you could never rewind. But it was hard to remember you couldn‘t rewind it when you were listening to it. And so you‘d forget and fall into the music and listen and then, without even knowing it, the tape would suddenly end.” #24in48 — today, just trying to love this quote & drink my ginger tea for inflammation & forget that chronic pain has reared its ugly head again.

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CarolynM
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Thank you so very much, Jessie, for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 😘 I've seen so much Litsy love for this one and I'm very keen to read it.

CouronneDhiver That‘s a great cover! 13mo
JennyM She‘s a lovely friend with great taste in books - it‘s a goodie @erzascarletbookgasm 😘 13mo
TrishB I loved this one 💕 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this book, hope it‘s a pick for you too! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM 💗 she is lovely and generous!My Litsy friends have great taste in books..make me stacking left and right all the time! 😁 (edited) 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM see my edited comment ☝️ 13mo
readordierachel How wonderful! You're in for a treat 13mo
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Literaturenut
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This was a touching book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. #Booked2018 #MCwithAnInvisibleIllness #audiobook #27of36

Cinfhen Still on my TBR🙄 13mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SeasonsReadings Some of my #GreenBooks, a few that look more blue than green in this picture. 🙄 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! 💚💚 13mo
TheNerdyProfessor I loved The Good Girl! Devoured it in a day! 13mo
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tomcat
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Mehso-so

The premise of the story is good and I was initially hooked. I came out of the book with a rather sharp dislike, if not hatred for the main characters. They all needed to get out of their own selfish bullshit, and there were only mediocre redemptions at the end. Maybe I'm especially jaded about others holding selfish "love" and vilifying gay people at the same time. If that is the only way you can love them (or me) fuck you, don't waste my time.

Reggie Lol what?!!!! The book was set in the 80‘s, and they were all lost in their grief for the uncle/brother/lover who had just died. It‘s ok, I think books strike different nerves in all of us sometimes. I couldn‘t make it past the first story in the Immortalist. 13mo
tomcat Yes, things do hit people differently. I agree that they all had grief for Finn, but it was all selfish grief. His lover / partner husband of 9 years was practically vilified. The main characters were all stuck in their issues. The sister couldn't love her brother. The nieces couldn't love each other. The love one niece had for the uncle was special, but it had to be "twisted". 13mo
tomcat I stayed up late to finish the book and I'm still angry enough that I haven't been able to go to sleep yet. :) 13mo
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tomcat All this selfish love and straight grief... maybe things would have been better if they had actually really loved each other and their gay relations while they were alive. Ugh. 13mo
tomcat Now that I've had a little sleep: I lived through that time. I am a couple of the letters in LGBT. I have family that "loves" me like this - for what I do for them or how I make them feel. As soon as I'm suffering and could use some support, they're gone. 13mo
Reggie I‘m gay and I felt they were all victims of the time. None of them knew much about HIV, they blamed the bf for giving it to the uncle even though it was the other way around and I like books like this because I think those women in the book will meet other gays and other people with HIV and feel more compassionate. Also seeing some of the other comments on this book, I think it has helped others in their views. But I‘m sorry, I think that‘s 13mo
Reggie family sometimes AND relationships, as much as the ideal would be 50-50 it almost never is. It sucks, believe me I know. Lol 13mo
Reggie And if you need a gay pick me up try Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kruger. It‘s so sweet. 13mo
tomcat I'll confess it hit raw nerves for me. 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I thought of all the different kinds of love in the world. I could think of ten without even trying. The way parents love their kids, the way you love a puppy or chocolate ice cream or home or your favorite book or your sister. Or your uncle. There's those kinds of love and then there's the other kind. The falling kind.”

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I love this book so much 💚💚💚

AmyG ❤️❤️❤️ I loved this book, too. 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I always try to pick it up if I see it at Goodwill in case someone hasn‘t read it!! 💚 14mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That would be me. Added to my 2019 list. 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I‘ll be on the lookout for it for you!!! 13mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The good news is one of the branch libraries has a copy! 😊 (edited) 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 awesome!!!! Let me know you‘re thoughts!! 13mo
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BookNerd9906
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Omg @Jas16 you are the sweetest! I haven‘t checked my mail since before the holiday due to a death in the family, and then just typical holiday chaos, and the work week from hell. I was avoiding it (bills, junk, all the stuff I wasn‘t ready to deal with) and opened my mailbox to this wonderful happy surprise. You don‘t know how much this brightened my day! Thank you endlessly. Words can‘t describe... xo

Soubhiville This book is sooooooo gooooood! Enjoy it! 14mo
Jas16 I am so glad that it arrived at a time when you really needed a fun surprise! 14mo
BookNerd9906 @Soubhiville Yay! Can‘t wait to read it. 14mo
BookNerd9906 @jas16 I can‘t thank you enough! ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
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CNich
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Pickpick

Sweet book! June's character is deep and real. This story is beautiful and tragic, just like how life is.

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debthmpsn
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@Jas16 THANK YOU so much for the wonderful #jb surprise!! You are awesome ❤️📚 #justbecause

Jas16 I hope you enjoy it! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is excellent. 1y
debthmpsn @Jas16 I‘m sure I will :) @stilllookibg yay!! This makes me want to move it up my TBR pile. 1y
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KatieDid927
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Pickpick

A heart wrenching story of imagination, love and loss. I really connected to the main character and was instantly drawn into the dysfunctional family dynamics. Highly recommend.

RaimeyGallant Is it first person? 1y
RaimeyGallant Thanks! 1y
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Pickpick

This book was draining. It‘s messy, like life is messy, like people are messy. The characters frustrated me. But something shines from within its pages that comforted me - made me remember that life isn‘t always how we want it to be. So while it‘s not my favorite, it might be one I remember long after it‘s done.

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valeriegeary
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I'm a sucker for books about wolves or even books that just have wolf in the title. This is one of my all time favorites. Today's song also happens to be my favorite Radiohead! #octoberxfiles #awolfatthedoor

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Hollie Such a good book! 1y
Robothugs This remains one of my favorite reads. 🖤 1y
saresmoore Gosh, I love this book, too. 1y
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JennyM Awesome book. Great pick! 1y
valeriegeary @Hollie @Robothugs @saresmoore @JennyM So many feels!! I need to read this again soon. 1y
Robothugs Me too! 1y
BooknerdsLife It's been in my TBR forever! Heard so many good things about this book! 1y
Victoriahoperose Love love love this book 1y
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NotCool
Panpan

I disliked this book so much. The way the sisters treated each other seemed forced and unnatural. The cathartic moment at the end enraged and offended me.

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mrozzz
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14-year-old June visits her uncle Finn in NYC w/ sister Greta so he can paint their portrait, one last piece of art before he dies of AIDS. Wasn‘t ready for the complications of the storyline as June matured. Finn's boyfriend Toby introduces himself & she starts skipping school, hiding their budding friendship from her family. She misses Finn and to compensate she takes charge of caring for Toby emotionally as he too starts to wither away.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😭😭😭 1y
mcipher I loved this book! So sad and beautiful. 1y
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MicheleinPhilly Ugh. This book made me ugly cry so hard. 1y
CouronneDhiver Soooooo good! This book really made me pause and consider my stand on LGBT issues. 1y
Tamra This was an unexpected love for me. 1y
Reggie Omg, the part where he gives her the teapot and tells her it‘s for only the best people...😭😭😭 1y
Purrfectpages ❤️ it ! 1y
mrozzz Yes!! I was quite taken by this story. @mcipher @Tamra @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 1y
mrozzz Couldn‘t believe how sad it was. OOF. Went in blind and had no idea how prominent Finn‘s life and sickness would be 😣 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly @Purrfectpages 1y
mrozzz @CouronneDhiver YES. Yikes. The inherent bias I felt, that which has been bred into us since the beginning of the disease, the fear that came with the mention of AIDS really hit me. 1y
mrozzz @Reggie UGH. This one will stick with me 😢 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mrozzz I cried like a baby!!! 😭😭😭 I still think about these characters 💚💚 1y
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