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When You Were Older

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When You Were Older, Catherine Ryan Hyde, book reviewWhen You were Older is the fabulous new novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Set against the backdrop of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it tells a poignant and moving tale of family and prejudice. I loved this book from the moment that I first picked it up and I hardly wanted it to finish.

Russell Ammiano should have died on September 11th 2001. In fact he would have died had it not been for the phone call that informed him of his mother’s death and the need for him to return home to his home town in Kansas to sort out care for his mentally disabled older brother, Ben. Taking that call prevented him getting to his office in the twin towers for the scheduled 8.30 am meeting.


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Don’t Let Me Go

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Don't Let Me Go, Catherine Ryan Hyde, book reviewI have just finished reading Don’t Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde and feel quite emotionally drained because of this wonderful book. It is thought-provoking and poignant and makes subtle observations about the state of twenty first century living. It’s also most uplifting and to me felt like a testament to the power of human kindness.

In Don’t Let Me Go we meet Grace who is a small girl with big problems. She lives with her mother in a small apartment block in LA but her main problem is that her mother is a drug addict and if she does not clean up her act very soon, Grace could very likely be taken away by the ‘woman from the county’.


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