Monday, April 29, 2019

Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde ~ A Stuck In Books Giveaway

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a moving novel about two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.

Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez?

Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.

Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.

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  1. New author to me love this cover.

  2. No, don't believe I have read anything by this author.

  3. This is a new author to me. Book sounds amazing. Looking forward to reading.

  4. I've not read anything by this author. Looking forward to reading this one.

  5. No I haven't but it sounds so good.

  6. No I have not but it looks to be a good read and I love the cover