good read: tell the wolves i'm home

Tell the wolves i'm home

A couple of weeks ago I picked up Tell The Wolves I'm Home** by Carol Rifka Brunt, from Costco.  I read on a blog (I don't remember which one) that someone was reading and enjoying it.  I've been having a hard time getting into a book lately (hence the reason I'm reading four at once), so I thought I'd give it a shot.  

Turns out it was a good chance to take.  I blew through the first half pretty quickly (I had six days off work to do nothing but sit around and eat bon bons and read), then I slowed down.  It did get a little slow in the middle, but the ending was totally worth the wait.  

This book set in 1987 and is about a girl, June, her uncle who dies of AIDS, and the unlikely friendship she creates after his death.  

The one thing that really bothered me about this book was the way everyone felt about AIDS.  June's family insisted that her uncle's partner should go to jail because he murdered Finn (the uncle) by giving him AIDS.  I realize that in 1987 that's how it was.  Very different from the way people understand the disease today.  But it still bothered me.

I'm not sure what's next on my list to read.  I can't decide if I should keep plugging away at one of the books I'm not really in to, or start something new.  

And I'm always open to recommendations!


Martha Rosenstein, FNP