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Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  

Second Hand Heart

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A moving story about a young girl who has a heart transplant. Although the story revolves around Vida and her relationship with the husband of her donor this is much more about the wonder of what a life saving operation such as this can bring to the recipient. A story of healing and moving on and of love.

If you like Catherine Ryan Hyde you might also like to read books by Jane Fallon, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

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Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde

One girl: Vida is nineteen, very sick, and has spent her short life preparing for death. But a new chance brings its own story, because for Vida to live, someone had to die. One man: Richard has just lost his beloved wife in a car accident. He hasn't even begun to address his grief, but feels compelled to meet the girl who inherited his wife's heart. Someone else's heart: In hospital Vida sees Richard and immediately falls in love. Of course he dismisses her as a foolish child. But is she? Can two people be bound by a second hand heart?


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An extraordinary and unforgettable book - powerful, poignant and incredibly moving. I read the whole thing at a sitting, and absolutely loved it * SUSAN LEWIS * Compelling new book * Woman's Own (****) * ...powerful emotions are aroused. A compelling, thoughtful read * Choice Magazine *


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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Book Info

Publication date

16th September 2010

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
480 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552776622

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