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Catherine Ryan Hyde

Biography

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde, an acclaimed novelist and award-winning short-story writer, is the author of the story collection EARTHQUAKE WEATHER and of the novels LOVE IN THE PRESENT TENSE, WALTER'S PURPLE HEART, FUNERALS FOR HORSES, ELECTRIC GOD, and PAY IT FORWARD, which was named an ALA Book of the Year and made into a feature film. She lives in Cambria, California.

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books by Catherine Ryan Hyde

by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. She heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat --- on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers. When fifteen-year-old Allie’s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she’s sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go --- until fate throws Allie in Bea’s path. Reluctant to trust each other the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family --- and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.

by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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 12-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.

by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction

Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids, but they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who is incensed when their teenage foster daughter, Star, befriends her spirited horse, Comet. When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together --- far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they’ve made and the scars they carry.

by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-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.

by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

After Elle’s mother kicks her out, Elle befriends her sweet, charming new neighbor, Frank, and his girlfriend. When she learns that Frank is transgender, Elle’s world turns upside down. But a nearly fatal accident forces her to face the true meaning of friendship, acceptance and love.