Take Me With You

Take Me With You

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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ISBN-13: 9781477820018
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 351
Sales rank: 34,227
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of thirty-three published books. Her bestselling 1999 novel, Pay It Forward, adapted into a major Warner Bros. motion picture, made the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list and was translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in more than thirty countries. Her novels Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List; Jumpstart the World was also a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and won Rainbow Awards in two categories. The Language of Hoofbeats won a Rainbow Award. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in many journals, including the Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and the Sun, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts, as well as the bestselling anthology Dog Is My Co-Pilot. Her short fiction received honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, a second-place win for the Tobias Wolff Award, and nominations for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have also been cited in Best American Short Stories.

Hyde is the founder and former president 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. An avid equestrian, photographer, and traveler, she lives in California.

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Take Me With You 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
Take Me With You was totally Amazing!! This is one of those rare books you will want to Pre-Order. From the first page, this heartwarming story, grabs you and pulls you in, with a strong hold until the ending, and thereafter in your thoughts. My only issue was having to stop and finish work – and this is the type of book, you want to savor every word, as it will transform your life, as you cry and laugh with characters you learn to love and care for. My favorite part was learning to “Just BE.” We all are guilty of rushing to arrive at our destination and do not enjoy the journey, and the experience of the present time. This engaging story begins with a guy named August (a former alcoholic) divorced, school teacher, still grieving his teenage son Philip who died in a car accident. Now he is taking his motorhome, alone for the summer to visit the national parks, hike, and scatter his son’s ashes for his final goodbye. However, fate steps in when he has problems with his RV and calls a towing company (man named Wes, also an alcoholic raising two small boys). Little does August know, while he is awaiting the repair of his RV, in order to get back on the road, this connection with this man and these two small boys, will change the course of his life forever, as well as the lives and destiny of these two small boys (Seth and Henry). An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. This poignant novel reaches to the heart and soul with love, redemption, trust, transformation, and rediscovery, as the impact of this profound relationship will forever bond and shape the lives of two boys and a man, which nothing can break. There are so many takeaways from this book, as would be ideal for book clubs or discussions. If you are a hiker, camper, or a nature lover you can appreciate this well researched book. If you are an alcoholic, a friend, parent, or family member involved, this book will give you much insight into the importance of support and mentors. I was blown away by this newfound author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, with her incredible attention to detail with places, moods, facial expressions, and rich character development. After I finished the book, discovered she actually hikes, kayaks, and visits national parks, as well as doing her research for Take Me With You, in her own 22’ motorhome. Wow, this made the book even more special, as her passion for nature is reflective throughout the book. (could see a sequel to followup with characters Seth and Henry, as there are too good to end). As an avid hiker and cycler, have traveled most of the places in the book and can definitely appreciate the beauty of mountain areas and waterfalls (even though I have never taken up rock climbing). I have even stayed at a few of the campground cabins centered on a bike trail, which is quite relaxing—ah, this book was so for me. (I wanted to adopt these boys) and take a road trip. I highly recommend Take Me With You, as an inspiring, compelling, and heartfelt story which will change your life. Catherine Ryan Hyde has been added to my favorite author list, and looking forward to reading more of her work! A special thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for introducing me to such a talented author, and providing an ARC in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Wwoodian More than 1 year ago
Why is this not available for NOOK? I wanted to offer this to my book club...but that is probably a deal breaker, as the majority of us read from a NOOK. Disappointing. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many of her books aren't available as an ebook - can you tell me why! That's the only way I read my books now. Doesn't seem right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good beach read. It is a make you feel good book.
EunieKS More than 1 year ago
Healing the Wounded Now having read several of Catherine Ryan Hyde books, I am definitely a fan of her work. How our world longs for the message she sends her readers in this story, that when you treat others with dignity and respect, especially kids, you are paving the way for them to go and do likewise. Self –esteem is so easily damaged in this world, and those who do not receive dignity and respect and love, begin the process of fault finding in themselves and cannot, after a time, or maybe without therapy, give dignity, self respect, and love in return, for they begin to project their insecurities on to others. This story is of a man, a recovering alcoholic, who takes two young boys who have not known the dignity and respect and love they deserve, as do all children, on a vacation trip and how that time together seals an unbroken bond.
PatLee More than 1 year ago
I started this book one afternoon--and stayed up all night to finish it. Recommended to others and they experienced the same pleasure. Catching up on one's sleep is a bit more difficult!
magwilJP More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read in a long time. Heartwarming and a feel good story for a winter night.