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Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Works: 85 works in 457 publications in 14 languages and 22,301 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Religious fiction  Road fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3558.Y358, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Catherine Ryan Hyde
Most widely held works by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Pay it forward : a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all started with the social studies teacher's extra-credit assignment: come up with a plan to change the world for the better, and do it. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney began by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he asked them to "pay it forward" by doing a favor for three more people, who in turn would help three others, and so on, each act a link in a chain of human kindness. And no one - not his teacher, his mom, or anyone in his small California town - could ever have dreamed of how far Trevor's plan would go.-Back cover
Pay it forward by Leslie Dixon( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young man starts "paying it forward" for a social studies project, unusual things happen in this bittersweet and uplifting tale
Love in the present tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accustomed to leaving her frail young son with her neighbor, Mitch, while she goes to work, Pearl, a teenage mother, one day does not return, leaving Mitch and Leonard alone to grow up together and to become an unusual family
Chasing windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people trapped by life's circumstances break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. By the author of Pay It Forward. ... Both Sebastian and Maria live in a world ruled by fear. Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. another is a concealed friendship with his neighbor Delilah, who encourages him to question his father's version of reality. Soon it becomes unclear whether even his mother's death was a lie. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows her sister, Stella, is right: She needs to "live in the truth" and let the chips fall where they may. But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive
Electric God by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hayden Reese once believed he could have it all. He had a wife he loved completely, a daughter he adored, and a new child, a son, they were told on the way. And then little by little, his life came undone. But this destruction mirrored a much older tragedy. Hayden's life had begun to come apart years before, when his little brother died in an act of bravado caused by his insistence on playing the role of the cocky, confident son their father wanted an accident Hayden felt he should have been there to prevent. -- Jacket
Take me with you by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Phillip's ahses instead. An unexpected twist of fate puts August with two extra passengers on his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go
Walter's purple heart : a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead World War II soldier transcends the barriers of time to touch the lives of the people he loved in his life
The language of hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse. When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together--far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they've made and the scars they carry
Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gay teenage boy and a fragile teenage girl meet while living on the streets of New York City and eventually decide to take a road trip across America to discover whether or not the world is a beautiful place
When I found you by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child--wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat--is still alive. To his wife's shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy ... but the child's grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she'll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him
Jumpstart the world by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down
Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but hes barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly its up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, hes his fathers only hope
The year of my miraculous reappearance by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Cynnie has had to deal with her mother's alcoholism and stream of boyfriends all her life, but when her grandparents take custody of her brother, who has Down Syndrome, Cynnie becomes self-destructive and winds up in court-mandated Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
The day I killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Theresa tries to get past the guilt she feels over the death of a neighbor who loved her, first through a journal her therapist tells her to keep, then by transforming herself and starting a new life
Pay it forward : young readers edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town, accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: do a good deed for three people and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to 'pay it forward' to three others who need help"--
Diary of a witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernie, an overweight high school student and long-time target of bullies, relies on his best friend Will to watch his back until Will, overwhelmed by problems at home and guilt over his brother's death, seeks a final solution
Don't let me go by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Grace knows that her mom loves her, but her mom loves drugs too. There's only so long Grace can fend off the 'woman from the county' who is threatening to put her into care. Her only hope is Billy. Grown man Billy Shine hasn't left his apartment for years. People scare him. And so day in, day out, he lives a perfectly orchestrated, silent life within his four walls. Until now ... Grace bursts into Billy's life with a loud voice and a plan to get her mom clean. But it won't be easy, because they will have to take away the one thing her mom needs most
Ask him why : a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons. Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered--why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph's refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion. The impact of Joseph's fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media's engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive?" --
Pay it forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevor's teacher challenges his class to do a project that will change the world. Trevor decides to do something good for people, but instead of them paying him back he asks them to pay it forward by doing good things for more people
Say goodbye for now : a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African-American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she'd make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he'd find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren't allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them. With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive waiting for the world to catch up with them
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Pay it forward : a novel
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Love in the present tenseChasing windmillsElectric GodWalter's purple heart : a novelBecoming ChloeWhen I found youJumpstart the worldThe year of my miraculous reappearance