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Where We Belong [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Book Description

“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


Product Details

  • File Size: 583 KB
  • Print Length: 413 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490536388
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DMHFSLY
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Hyde Book Yet July 14, 2013
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This story is told by Angie, who is working hard to keep her family together while they struggle to keep the bare basics - a roof over their head and food on their table. Angie's little sister, Sophie, has an Autism-like disorder that makes it hard for the family to find and keep a home. Sophie improved significantly after bonding with the neighbor's dog, and when the neighbor moves and they once again lose their housing arrangements, their mom follows the neighbor.

Hyde has a great ability to make you fall in love with her characters. Angie is no exception. Angie tells her side of the story with grace and maturity, and I couldn't put the book down. I've read most of Hyde's books and enjoyed them all, but this one is easily my favorite and I finished it in just a couple days. I highly recommend it!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars strange and beautiful July 5, 2013
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It's typical Catherine Ryan Hyde....which is a good thing.
Her subject matter is never earth shaking, it's just life lived through her colorful and complex characters.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where we belong August 1, 2013
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Have read several of her books and never been disappointed with this author. Find it difficult to put her books down.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Characters you won't soon forget July 20, 2013
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I'm a huge fan of Catherine Hyde, but this is my favorite so far! I can relate to every single character in this book, and find myself wanting the story not to end. BRAVO!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catherine Ryan Hyde writes for me!! August 6, 2013
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Anytime that you have the opportunity to read one of her novels...please take it. There is always a balsa wood easy read to her novels...and always old growth hardwood wisdom as well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story! August 15, 2013
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This is the 5th book I have read by CRH, and so far my favorite! I loved all the characters, even the ones that weren't lovable, and I didn't want the story to end.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!!!! July 27, 2013
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Heartwarming. It touches your heart and soul!!!!! I couldn't put it down. It made me want to involve myself with caring for Sofie, interact with Rigby, and shake Paul. A must and awesome read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange characters hooked me from page one August 13, 2013
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Interesting and quirky story. Well drawn protagonist that kept me involved with what was happening to her and her reactions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed the characters and their development
Touching; was hard to put down; enjoyed the characters and their development; would recommend; another great book by this author
Published 11 hours ago by g bear
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best stories I've read in a long time!
Read it. This is an author who knows what she's doing. I'm not going to give anything away, it will speak for itself.
Published 1 day ago by Debadoo
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to see yourself in similar situations
likable characters, easy to see yourself in similar situations
Published 1 day ago by cee gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
My first Catherine Ryan Hyde novel and I loved it. Enjoy here unique writing style and characters were so believable. Wonderful story, wonderful book.
Published 2 days ago by S. Spidell
4.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYED this book
Really like this author Catherine Ryan Hyde and I am so glad she has written over 20 books! I am sure I will check them out. Read more
Published 7 days ago by E. Connors
4.0 out of 5 stars CRH at her best!
I loved this book. It is the third book I have read by this author and I think it is the best. The story flowed and the protagonist is a very likable character. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Lesley Siemens
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting and I enjoyed reading it
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Published 7 days ago by Diane Mahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Not easy but so worth it
This was the first Catherine Hyde book I have read and it was magical. I recommend it highly. I don't know how this author brings the characters and plot along so carefully and... Read more
Published 9 days ago by CSP
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent easy to read book.
Excellent Read. This is a fictional book but seemed like it could have happened.
The author has the ability to draw you into the story. Read more
Published 9 days ago by miler999
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The author has wonderful insight into childrens minds,fantastic writng!!!
Published 10 days ago by betty bailey
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More About the Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 25 published and forthcoming books, including WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, SECOND HAND HEART, DON'T LET ME GO, and WHEN YOU WERE OLDER. New Kindle editions of her backlist titles FUNERALS FOR HORSES, EARTHQUAKE WEATHER AND OTHER STORIES, ELECTRIC GOD, and WALTER'S PURPLE HEART are now available. Also available is THE LONG, STEEP PATH: EVERYDAY INSPIRATION FROM THE AUTHOR OF PAY IT FORWARD, her first book-length creative nonfiction. She has two new novels forthcoming from Amazon Publishing in 2014, TAKE ME WITH YOU in July and THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS in December.

An avid hiker, traveler, and amateur photographer, she has just released her first book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, currently available for Kindle.

She is co-author, with publishing industry blogger Anne R. Allen, of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE: A SELF-HELP GUIDE.

Her best-known novel, PAY IT FORWARD, was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. The paperback was released in October 2000 by Pocket Books and quickly became a national bestseller. LOVE IN THE PRESENT TENSE enjoyed bestseller status in the UK, where it broke the top ten, spent five weeks on the bestseller lists, was reviewed on a major TV book club, and shortlisted for a Best Read of the Year award at the British Book Awards. Both BECOMING CHLOE and JUMPSTART THE WORLD were included on the ALA's Rainbow List, and JUMPSTART THE WORLD was a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards. WHERE WE BELONG won two Rainbow Awards in 2013.

More than 50 of her short stories have been published in The Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train and many other journals, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts and the bestselling anthology Dog is my Co-Pilot. Her stories have been honored in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the Tobias Wolff Award and nominated for Best American Short Stories, the O'Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have been cited in Best American Short Stories.

She is founder and former president (2000-2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with Americorps members at the White House and shared a dais with Bill Clinton.

For more information, please visit the author at catherineryanhyde.com

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