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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A heartfelt story of love, grief, and renewal about two unlikely friends who discover that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them

“A dazzling debut novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Tremendously moving.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Touching and ultimately hopeful.”—People
 
1987. The only person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus is her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can be herself only in Finn’s 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, June’s world is turned upside down.
 
But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life. At the funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail containing a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and that this unexpected friend just might be the one she needs the most.
 
WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street JournalO: The Oprah MagazineBookPageKirkus ReviewsBooklistSchool Library Journal

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
June 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Kait1988 ,

Fantastic read

Devoured (pun intended) "Wolves" in less than a day. Very unique story, wonderful narrative, and deeply touching without being sappy or maudlin. A great read about the complexities of the different types of love encountered in a life time.

leeonsea ,

Caring

This book was delicate and sensitive from a teenagers point of view, I just wish that more adults were as caring. Totally enjoyable.

alygirl932 ,

Wonderful

It's been so long since I've read a beautifully written book I forgot they existed. It felt great to once again be immersed in a story and it's characters. It made me run the gamut of emotions and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

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