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As the unlikely trio set out on their road trip, the most unlikely, unforgettable friendship begins to take shape. Take Me With You is a moving, thought-provoking story that fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis or Diane Chamberlain will love, or the perfect read for those looking for something special to curl up with.
As the city he loves is hit by unimaginable tragedy, Russell must turn his back and hurry home to Kansas. Kansas, September 14th 2001Ben Ammiano is mentally disabled, and a creature of habit.
When Nathan McCann discovers a newborn baby boy half buried in the woods, he assumes he's found a tiny dead body.
It all started with the social studies teacher's extra-credit project: Think of an idea for world change, and put it into action. Whilst this proved a little ambitious for most of his classmates, twelve-year-old Trevor thought he would start by doing something good for three people.
Inspirat de o tema pe care o primeste de la noul sau profesor de Stiinte sociale, micul Trevor are o idee menita sa schimbe lumea. O ambitie uriasa pentru un pusti de numai doisprezece ani, dar care reuseste, in ciuda obstacolelor, sa nu-si piarda idealismul si sa demonstreze ca toti putem fi capabili de fapte bune.In jocul aritmetic al lui Trevor, de la un singur om care face trei lucruri importante pentru trei oameni diferiti, se poate ajunge la o lume intreaga in care o favoare primita nu se intoarce, ci se rasplateste dand mai departe ajutorul celor care au nevoie de el.O capodopera cu un final incendiar."e; Kirkus ReviewsFoarte puternic... dialoguri veridice si nuante care fac personajele mai vii decat ar fi in realitate."e; Chicago TribuneCatherine Ryan Hyde ne conduce catre un final curajos si puternic."e; Los Angeles TimesFilosofia din spatele cartii este atat de interesanta, iar optimismul ei atat de contagios, incat cititorul absoarbe fara sa-si dea seama o poveste de care-si va aminti multa vreme."e; The Denver Post
It all started with the social studies teacher's extra-credit project: Think of an idea for world change, and put it into action.Whilst this proved a little ambitious for most of his classmates, twelve-year-old Trevor thought he would start by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he would ask them to "e;pay it forward"e; by doing a favour for three more people. If it all went to plan, Trevor thought, it would be the start of a long chain of human kindness . . .Sound unlikely to you? Well a lot of other people had their doubts too - Trevor's teacher, his classmates, his mother, in fact everyone in his small California town. It could never really work. . . could it?
What if everyone in the world did a good deed for three people - and what if each of them 'paid it forward' by doing a good deed for three more people, and so on, until the world was a different place? PAY IT FORWARD begins when social studies teacher Reuben St Clair gives his class an extra assignment: implement a plan that will change the world. Trevor, a boy with an active imagination and a loving, though dysfunctional, mother, rises to the challenge. His plan is this: he'll do something good for three people and tell each that instead of paying him back, they should pay it forward and do a favour for three more people. Trevor's initial attempt seems to fail. But eventually, wondrously, the seeds that Trevor has planted bear fruit in ways that are marvellous to behold and that surprise even Trevor.
When Nathan McCann discovers a newborn baby boy half buried in the woods, he assumes he's found a tiny dead body. But then the baby moves and in one remarkable moment, Nathan's life is changed forever.The baby is sent to grow up with his grandmother, but Nathan can't forget him and is compelled to pay her a visit. He asks for one simple promise - that one day she will introduce the boy to Nathan and tell him, 'This is the man who found you in the woods.' Years pass and Nathan assumes that the old lady has not kept her promise, until one day an angry, troubled boy arrives on his doorstep with a suitcase . . .
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...
I was doing my best to get out the door. And then the phone rang. I almost let it go.New York, September 11th 2001Russell Ammiano is rushing to work when he gets a phone call that saves his life. As the city he loves is hit by unimaginable tragedy, Russell must turn his back and hurry home to Kansas.Kansas, September 14th 2001Ben Ammiano is mentally disabled, and a creature of habit. Any change to his routine sends him into a spin. But now his estranged brother has reappeared, and Ben's simple, ordered world has turned upside down.In a story as heartbreaking as it is uplifting, two brothers must bury their pasts and learn from each other, if they are to survive.
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?
A remarkable, moving story about family and the many forms this can take, which will be loved by fans of Jodi Picoult and Susan Lewis. Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mum are on the brink of homelessness... again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has a form of autism, and a tendency to shriek. Home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge Great Dane. Sophie falls in love, and begins to imitate the dog s calm nature. The shrieking stops. Everyone relaxes. Until Paul, the dog's grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves away. Much to Angie's humiliation, her mum thinks they can follow Paul and his dog. Once reunited, despite a huge age gap, Angie and Paul form the closest friendship either has known. But Angie risks everything to help Paul's dream come true, even their friendship and her one chance at a real home the only thing she's dreamed of since her father was killed. A place she won t be thrown out of. A place she can feel she belongs.
Carly and her little sister Jen are walking. Something terrible has happened. Something that has left Carly in charge, her faith in humanity shattered. She knows they need help. But she is terrified of her sister being taken away from her. All they have is each other.Carly wants them to find their way back to the last person she knew she could trust their stepfather. But Jen holds a secret about him which, if she s telling the truth, will put them both at far more risk than they could imagine.And so begins a journey, across hundreds of miles, which neither girl could have anticipated. It isn t an easy one, and is often dangerous. But along the way they are also confronted with the unexpected kindness of strangers. And ultimately, should they choose to accept it, some new relationships that hold the potential to change everything
Hayden Reese once believed he could have it all, and once, he almost did: a wife, a daughter he adored, a child on the way. But little by little, a chain of heartaches stripped him of all he loved, and a flash of violence changed his destiny. Now at middle age, newly sprung from jail in a remote California town, Hayden is utterly alone. His girlfriend has left, and he just buried his beloved dog. It seems God may never be done with Hayden Reese. And that's the ';good' news.Catherine Ryan Hyde's stirring retelling of the Book of Job illuminates one man's fall from grace, his powerful confrontation with the past, and his poignant return to hope and forgiveness.