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Catherine Ryan Hyde - Love ​in the Present Tense
Leonard ​is an eerily wise five-year-old boy with asthma, terrible eyesight, and the ability to captivate everyone he meets. Pearl is Leonard's devoted teenage mother, desperately trying to hide a violent secret from her past. Mitch is Leonard's 25-year-old next-door neighbour, busy running his own company and entertaining the Mayor's wife. Then one day Pearl drops Leonard off with Mitch, and never returns. How do you go on loving someone who isn't there? As truth and fiction, memory and dreams collide, Mitch finds himself learning from a surprising source the true, magical definition of love.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Worthy
They ​might’ve been a family. Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together. Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancé set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he’s bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Pay ​It Forward
The ​internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition. Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - When ​I Found You
While ​duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him. Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever. From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes When I Found You, an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Second ​Hand Heart
“A ​fascinating premise and a lovely book. Highly recommended.” –Chicklittings “A compelling, thoughtful read.” –Choice Magazine By the bestselling author of DON'T LET ME GO and PAY IT FORWARD, SECOND HAND HEART is a devastating and unexpected story of love and loss—of learning to live for the first time, and learning to live all over again. Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart has kept her on the edge of death her whole life. It hasn't been much of a life. Thanks to her overprotective mother, Vida's only friend is Esther, an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Vida's heart is finally about to give out, unless she can get a donor heart in time. Richard is 36 and blissfully married, until he gets the call that his beloved wife has died in a car accident. His world falls to pieces. When Richard is invited to the hospital to meet the young woman who received his wife’s donor heart, he goes, even though he's entirely not ready for it. Vida takes one look at Richard and feels she’s known and loved him all her life. Richard is horrified by her reaction and thinks Vida is just a sheltered and confused young woman. As Vida and Richard struggle to define themselves in circumstances neither ever thought they'd face, both begin to wonder if it's possible that cellular memory, the idea that memories can be stored in individual cells, might actually be real. Could Vida's heart retain some of the love Richard's wife felt? Can a heart remember, at least for a time, on its own? “A first-rate read! ... Second Hand Heart is a great book about surviving despite the odds” –Leah Graham, Chick Lit Reviews and News

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Where ​We Belong
"Hyde ​is a remarkable, insightful storyteller, creating full-bodied characters whose dialogue rings true, with not a word to spare." -Library Journal Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness... again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder, and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge black Great Dane who changes everything. Sophie falls in love immediately, and begins to imitate the "inside of the dog," which, fortunately, is a calm place. The shrieking stops. Everybody begins to breathe again. Until Paul Inverness, the dog's grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves to the mountains, and it all begins again. Much to Angie's humiliation, when they're thrown out of Aunt Vi's house, Angie's mom moves the family to the mountains after Paul and his dog. There, despite a fifty-year difference in their ages, Angie and Paul form a deep friendship, the only close friendship either has known. Angie is able to talk to him about growing up gay, and Paul trusts Angie with his greatest secret, his one dream. When the opportunity arrives, Angie decides to risk everything to help Paul's dream come true, even their friendship and her one chance at a real home--the only thing she's dreamed of since her father was killed. A place she can never be thrown out. A place she can feel she belongs. By the bestselling author of DON'T LET ME GO, WHEN I FOUND YOU, and WALK ME HOME, WHERE WE BELONG is a poignant, heartfelt, and uplifting story about finding your place in the world, no matter how impossible it seems. "Hyde has a sure touch with affairs of the heart." -Publishers Weekly

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Funerals ​for Horses
FUNERALS ​FOR HORSES, Catherine Ryan Hyde's critically acclaimed first novel (initially published in 1997) is a deeply felt and heartrending story of redemption and love, disappearance and faithfulness by the author who would go on to be known for the bestselling DON'T LET ME GO and PAY IT FORWARD. Ella Ginsberg's brother Simon has disappeared. His clothing, shoes and watch were found abandoned near a freight line track in Central California. His jockey shorts and wallet were never found. The police have no clue, and Simon's wife had no warning that anything was wrong. Ella takes off on foot across much of California and Arizona, thinking she can find Simon using nothing but her knowledge of the way he might think. Her search leads her to the Navajo Nation in Arizona, where she is helped and befriended by three Native Americans and an aged paint horse named Yozzie. Ella has serious mental health issues, and Simon, who raised her, is still the most important person in her shaky world. Only maybe it's not as unstable as it looks from the outside. Maybe inside Ella a core of unexpected strength is emerging. Maybe Ella is even stronger than the brother who held her family's lives together for so long. "A tale of sibling loyalty, madness, pain and redemption. In this restrained but compelling narrative, Hyde movingly conveys the toll of years of emotional damage." -Publishers Weekly This "Classic Catherine" Anniversary Edition includes a new Author's Note by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Amikor ​rád találtam
Mikor ​Nathan McCann egy félig eltemetett csecsemőt talál az erdőben, azt hiszi, holttestre bukkant. De a gyermek már első mozdulatával örökre megváltoztatja Nathan életét. A csecsemő vér szerinti nagyanyjához kerül gondozásba, de Nathan úgy érzi, immár eltéphetetlen kötelék fűzi őket össze. Egyetlen szívességet kér csupán: szeretné, ha az asszony egy nap bemutatná őt a gyermeknek, és elmondaná neki, hogy Nathan talált rá az erdőben. Telnek az évek, és Nathan azt hiszi, az idős nő megfeledkezett ígéretéről. Ám egy napon zaklatott és dühös fiú kopog be hozzá, kezében bőrönddel.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - When ​You Were Older
"A ​fantastic read which will have people talking about it for many weeks and months to come." -Sarah of Sarah's Book Reviews By the bestselling author of DON'T LET ME GO, WHEN I FOUND YOU, SECOND HAND HEART, and PAY IT FORWARD, WHEN YOU WERE OLDER is the poignant, uplifting, and thought-provoking story of two very different brothers who try to build a new life together, against the backdrop of an uncertain and uneasy time in our shared history. Russell Ammiano works on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the phone rings while Rusty is rushing to work. The news is devastating: Rusty's mother has died of a stroke, leaving his brain-damaged older brother Ben alone. This news also saves Rusty's life. He's still at home when two planes hit the World Trade Center--and only one of his friends and colleagues survives. In a single day, the life Rusty built in New York crumbles to the ground. Rusty returns to his tiny hometown and the brother he was more than happy to leave behind. Ben hasn't changed a bit, but the town has. Tensions are running high in the wake of the terrorist attack, while Rusty struggles to put the the past behind him and care for the exasperating brother he loves. He finds refuge drinking coffee in the early morning with beautiful Egyptian-American Anat in her father's bakery. Rusty is beginning to get his life back...until one awful night threatens to take it all away again. "...and the award for the amount of humanity woven into a book goes to Catherine Ryan Hyde." -Ivana of Willing to See Less

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Walk ​Me Home
Since ​their mother’s sudden death, sixteen-year-old Carly and her eleven-year-old sister, Jen, have been walking and hitchhiking across the Southwest trying to find Teddy, the closest thing they have to a family. Carly desperately hopes Teddy will take them in and save them from going into foster care—and forgive them for the lies told by their mother. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. While the girls work off their debt, Carly becomes determined to travel onward—until Jen confesses a terrible secret that leaves both sisters wondering if they can ever trust again. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire readers and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Chasing ​Windmills
Sebastian, ​at 17, has never eaten pizza, never been to school, never even hung out with other kids. He rides the subway at night to escape his father's strict, possessive parenting. Maria, 22 and mother to two young children, has just lost her job. Afraid to confess to her violent boyfriend, Maria resorts to riding the subway when he thinks she's at work. And then one night, on an empty train, Sebastian and Maria make eye contact…

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Vigyél ​magaddal
August ​Shroeder, a tanításba belefásult középiskolai tanár egy kortyot sem iszik azóta, hogy tizenkilenc éves fia meghalt autóbalesetben. August évek óta minden nyáron lakókocsis utazásra indul. Számos lélegzetelállító természeti csodát látott már, mégis mindennél fontosabb számára, hogy ezen a nyáron eljusson a Yellowstone Nemzeti Parkba. A kirándulást még a fiával együtt tervezte el, de már csak a hamvait viheti magával. Mégsem utazik egyedül: egy váratlan fordulat nyomán két utasa is lesz, két magára hagyott kisfiú, akiknek nincs hova menniük a nyáron. Egyikük sem sejti, hogy mennyire megváltoztatja őket az utazás, és a közöttük kialakuló kötelék, és milyen új sorsot írnak majd együtt.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Számíthatsz ​rám!
"Emlékszel, ​hogy azt mondtad, mindig rám találsz majd? Ezt soha ne felejtsd el, kérlek!" Grace A mindössze tízéves kislány már nagyon sok mindent megtanult a világról. Tudja, hogy az anyukája szereti őt, de a drogokat is. Ám egész jól megbirkózik a helyzettel, amíg a gyermekvédelmi hivataltól fel nem tűnik egy nő. Utána már csak egyetlen reménye marad... Billy Az egykori ígéretes táncos már évek óta nem hagyta el az otthonát. Valósággal retteg az emberektől, visszahúzódva, szavak nélkül éli az életét a négy fal között. Egészen addig, amíg egy napon az alatta lévő lakásban lakó Grace be nem toppan az életébe. Hangosan és visszafordíthatatlanul... A terv Az ötlet Grace fejében születik meg. Egyetlen módja van ugyanis annak, hogy az anyukája ismét tiszta legyen és az is maradjon, ha elveszik tőle azt, amihez a legjobban ragaszkodik. Ám hogy ez megvalósuljon, a ház minden lakóját be kell vonni a tervbe. De ez egyáltalán nem egyszerű, mivel valamennyien magányosak, akik a saját életükkel is nehezen néznek szembe. Grace-nek azonban lehetetlen ellenállni... Egy történet, amely elgondolkoztat. Egy regény, amely boldoggá tesz.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - A ​jövő kezdete
"A ​világ megváltoztatható? Igen! Van megoldás!" Valóban paradigmaváltás küszöbén, egy új világszemlélet kezdetén vagyunk? Mi lenne, ha a világ tényleg megváltozna? Képzeljenek el egy olyan világot, ahol a jótett már nem is olyan nagy dolog. Ahol bárki odaadhatja a drága irhakabátját egy csavargónak, egy másik meg a kocsiját egy rászorulónak. Ahol az erőszak és a gyilkosság annyira megritkul, hogy a rendőröknek alig akad dolguk. Ahol egyetlen kisfiú ötlete az egész világot megváltoztathatja... Egy kaliforniai iskolában nem mindennapi feladatot kapnak a gyerekek új tanáruktól. Váltsák meg a világot, vagy legalábbis álljanak elő valamivel, ami jobbá tehetné azt. A diákok többsége értelmetlennek találja a feladatot, a tizenegy éves Trevor azonban nagyon is komolyan veszi, és példátlan eltökéltséggel nekilát, hogy megvalósítsa, amit eltervezett... Elgondolása pofonegyszerű: tégy jót három emberrel, és ahelyett hogy viszonzást várnál tőlük, kérd meg őket, adják tovább másik három valakinek. A kis Trevor szerint, ha mindenki átveszi az "add tovább" elvet, akkor előbb-utóbb a Föld minden emberéhez el kell, hogy jusson a segítségnyújtás. Miközben a regényből megtudhatjuk, hogyan működik a kisfiú ötlete a saját életében és környezetében, az író kiválóan rávilágít arra, hogy manapság mennyire inkább a saját önző érdekeinkkel vagyunk elfoglalva, pedig mindnyájunkban ott van a jóság, a segítségnyújtás lehetősége. A regényből film is készült nagyszerű színészekkel, "A jövő kezdete" címmel. A könyv és a film hatására pedig "add tovább" mozgalmak" indultak a világ nagyvárosaiban.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Say ​Goodbye For Now
SOME ​FAMILIES YOU'RE BORN INTO. OTHERS YOU CHOOSE. On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them. With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.

Catherine Ryan Hyde - Take ​Me With You
August ​Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.

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