Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

win prizes books of the month
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

The Hardest Part of Love by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

In the tradition of Jodi Picoult, a powerful, thought-provoking story from this bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club author. Originally published as Electric God in 2001. A thought-provoking and highly pleasurable read.

If you like Catherine Ryan Hyde you might also like to read books by Maggie O'farrell, Dorothy Koomson and Alice Sebold.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

The Hardest Part of Love by Catherine Ryan Hyde

There's a split second between having it all, and losing everything. Hayden briefly has it all: a wife and daughter he adores and a baby on the way. But when his son dies at birth, a deep anger emerges, robbing Hayden of everything. Years on, Hayden is living in self-imposed exile. He's just lost his beloved dog and is now losing Laurel, the only woman he's loved since...But just as Hayden's rage rises again, a young figure from the past emerges, forcing him to re-visit his long-buried childhood...


Browse inside this book

Reviews

'The reader closes the book with a quiet sense of elation and only later notices that Electric God is still there etched on the psyche' San Francisco Chronicle

'A heroic, superbly crafted novel worth reading again and again and again' The Denver Post

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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd April 2011

Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde

More books by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.catherineryanhyde.com/c...

Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552774260

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools