Lake Union Publishing
On Sale: May 21, 2019
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Multicultural African-American | Women's Fiction
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 doesnâ€™t belong. Not with his
motherâ€™s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father
and his fatherâ€™s wife. Not at school, where heâ€™s an outcast.
After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real
connections: to the feral cat heâ€™s tamed and to a blind
ninety-two-year-old woman in his building whoâ€™s introduced
herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis
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 thereâ€™s hope if you have someone to hold on to.
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