My sister Greta and I were having our portrait painted by our Uncle Finn that afternoon because he knew he was dying . . .

There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter, Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her once inseparable older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies far too young of a mysterious illness that June’s mother can barely bring herself to discuss, June’s world is turned upside down.

At the funeral, she notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd, and a few days later, June receives a package in the mail. Inside is 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 realises she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he might just be the one she needs the most.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A playlist

When David Gutowski, aka Largehearted Boy, asked if I’d like to do a Book Notes playlist for Tell the Wolves I’m Home I was over the moon. Everyone has their ‘things’, and getting asked to do a Largehearted Boy Book Notes piece for my book was one of mine, not only because David has great taste and I love the … Read More

The First Reading Group Event


A little while ago I received news that Macmillan, my UK publisher, was going to be launching a really interesting new program. They were running a competition to find twelve enthusiastic readers to form a reading groups panel. Panelists would get free books, meet authors and come in to London to discuss their take on books that seemed like they … Read More