Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Product DetailsFinally a book worth all the hype.   Again, this one had been on my TBR pile forever.  A friend recommended it for our November book club discussion, so it finally got moved to the top of the pile.  I loved every single minute of this book - it was amazing!

This is the story of June, her sister, Greta, her beloved uncle, Finn and Toby.   It is definitely one of the top ten books that I have read this year.   The story is set back in the 1980's at the height of the AIDS epidemic.   There are historical things that are mentioned in the book - like the speech that Reagan gave - that I remember happening.    This book brought all the angst and insecurity that people had in dealing with one another during this time back into painful detail.   I remember being afraid of being in the same room with someone who had AIDS because no one really knew how it spread.   Now we know more.

This is a wonderful book of love, compassion, understanding and acceptance.   The story is rich with symbolism and meaning.  I loved the relationship between Greta and June and how the story finally ended up.   It is a work of genius.  Truly a book that will stay with me for a very long time!

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