Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 30 published and forthcoming books, including THE WAKE UP, ALLIE AND BEA, SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, and DON'T LET ME GO.

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

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

Her 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. Simon & Schuster released PAY IT FORWARD: YOUNG READERS' EDITION in August of '14. It is suitable for kids as young as eight. A special Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of the original PAY IT FORWARD was released in December of '14

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 and THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS won a Rainbow Award in 2015.

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.

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, and still serves on its board of directors. 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 and book club questions, please visit the author at catherineryanhyde.com

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    • When I Found You

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,954
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,699
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,705

    Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Giving without Expecting Something Back . . .

    • By Debbie on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Heaven Adjacent

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Catherine Ryan Hyde has done it again!

    • By cheryl coen on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Allie and Bea

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I did not see this coming

    • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $23.99

    • Don't Let Me Go

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579

    Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

    • By Michele on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Take Me With You

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,732

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!

    • By Jeffrey on 07-25-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Say Goodbye for Now

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Family is where you find acceptance and love

    • By Ezinwanyi on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Wake Up

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902

    A hauntingly emotional novel of how one man's life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet find

    • By Katherine Pilling on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ask Him Why

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl, Scott Merriman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,474

    Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ask him why?

    • By auntduke on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Pay It Forward

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Pay It Forward, is the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge to come up with a plan to change the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I haven't read a book by this author I didn't like

    • By Anonymous User on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Funerals for Horses

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Ella Ginsberg's brother, Simon, has disappeared. His clothing, shoes, and watch were found abandoned near a freight line track in Central California....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Her Best

    • By Sharon on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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