Leaving Blythe River

Leaving Blythe River

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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 he s 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 it s up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he s his father s only hope. With the help of three locals a fearless seventy-year-old widow, a pack guide, and a former actor with limited outdoor skills he heads into the wild. The days that follow transform Ethan s world. Hail, punishing sun, swollen rapids, and exhausting pain leave him wondering if he s been fooled yet again: Is his father out here at all? As the situation grows increasingly dire, Ethan realizes this quest has become about more than finding his dad.
Publisher: Seattle :, Lake Union Publishing,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781503934467
Branch Call Number: FIC HYDE
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 21, 2016

I always enjoy Catherine Ryan Hyde's stories. They are a nice balance of complex relationships, adventure, and self-discovery told in a down home, straight forward, simple way. Even though reading her writing feels like curling up in your favorite chair with a cup of tea talking to an old friend, sometimes I tire of all her characters speaking in the same reasoning voice. I like the voice, but wish for some diversity of tone. I do recommend this book.


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