RaveThe New York Journal of BooksThe over-harvested themes of first love and lost souls are plucked and shaken up in Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt’s hugely intelligent and moving debut novel ... Through the eyes of 14-year-old June and the language of a talented author, these twin themes are almost exquisitely painful in that inexplicable way a thing of unexpected beauty—a piece of music, a baby’s smile—can pierce your heart and leave you breathless.
PositiveThe New York Journal of Books... a suspenseful, sometimes heart-pounding, wholly realistic story of a group of bright young things caught up in a quest to get away from modern society’s ills and create their own lives in their own way.
MixedNew York Journal of BooksBe warned: while the writing is equally outstanding and the plot’s as quirky as a bachelorette party in a convent, that’s where the similarity [to The Last Days of California] ends ... Louis’s late-life story makes for an often-frustrating read, particularly in the book’s early chapters. It’s hard to empathize with such a deliberately obnoxious protagonist. Occasionally, it’s impossible ... in the skillful hands and off-kilter imagination of the talented Mary Miller, this quirky read steers clear of sentimental mawkishness.
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"From beginning to end, and through its many twists and turns—including a true-life-based uniquely Lennon-ish sailing trip from Rhode Island to Bermuda accompanied by wonder, fear, and some scarily life-threatening weather—the book is cleverly suffused with New York sensibilities, politics, pop culture, and celebrity as it seamlessly segues between fact and fiction.\