This is the kind of book you could read from beginning to end on a quiet afternoon, forgetting everything around you. That’s assuming you’ve got a quiet afternoon with no distractions of course. If you don’t have that, you’ll wish for it once you get started.
No matter, I read the book in fits and starts whenever I had a minute or two, and thoroughly loved it anyway.
This is a love story of sorts; about partnerships and bonds, siblings and family, relationships and promises, grief and loss, love lost and found.
(Excerpt from Goodreads and Amazon)
1987. 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 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 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—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.
Hard to believe this is a debut novel. I hope Carol Rifka Brunt has many more stories to share.