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Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  

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Angie is fourteen. Her father was murdered when she was six. Sophie, her half-sister, is autistic and her father left when he saw how Sophie was disruptive, noisy and uncontrollable. Their mother is incapable and ineffectual so Angie holds the little family together. We see their life through her eyes. Sophie develops a relationship with a lovely dog, a Great Dane, and, as is the way with such stories, their lives changed. This is a lovely book, beautifully written with well portrayed characters. One cannot help but admire Angie and her stoic attitude to life.

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Synopsis

Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde

This is a remarkable, moving story about family and the many forms this can take, which will be loved by fans of Jodi Picoult and Susan Lewis. Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mum are on the brink of homelessness ...again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has a form of autism, and a tendency to shriek. Home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge Great Dane. Sophie falls in love, and begins to imitate the dog's calm nature. The shrieking stops. Everyone relaxes. Until Paul, the dog's grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves away. Much to Angie's humiliation, her mum thinks they can follow Paul and his dog. Once reunited, despite a huge age gap, Angie and Paul form the closest friendship either has known. But Angie risks 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 won't be thrown out of. A place she can feel she belongs.


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About the Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of several highly acclaimed novels including Pay it Forward, which was named an ALA Book of the Year and made into a major Warner Brothers feature film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. In 2007 her novel Love in the Present Tense was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club and became a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. She lives in Cambia, California.

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Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552778039

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