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

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.