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Southwest Book Club Meets October 15

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Join the Southwest Book Club this month to discuss Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. In Brunt's debut novel, 15-year-old June must come to terms with the death of her beloved uncle Finn, an artist, from AIDS in 1980's New York. The novel is both a painful reminder of the ill-informed responses to a once little-known disease and a delightful romp through an earlier decade. Named one of the best books of 2012.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

Tuesday, October 15
7:00 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. Toby initiates a relationship with June that necessarily involves secrets kept from her parents. Can this ever be right? Is it ever okay for an adult to have a secret relationship with a child? Even if it's formed out of the best of intentions?

2. Every relationship in the book is tinged with jealousy and/or envy. How is this played out in each of the relationships? Can jealousy ever be a positive thing? Does loving someone too much always lead to jealousy?

3. "My mother gave me a disappointed look. Then I gave her one back. Mine was for everything, not just the sandwich"

Readers have said that they feel very negatively towards June's mother, Danni. How do you feel about her? How much is she to blame for the events in the book?

4. If you were around in the late 80s, do you remember anything about your perception of AIDS and the fear surrounding the disease?

5. Do you blame June for what happens to Toby towards the end of the book? Do you think June will ever forgive herself for what happened that night?

Questions obtained at www.litlovers.com

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