Leaving Blythe River
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Leaving Blythe River


New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage.

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.

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of nature revealing human nature—the trickiest terrain. Navigating an unforgiving landscape, Ethan searches himself for the ability to forgive his father—if he finds him alive.

Title:Leaving Blythe River
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:322 pages

    Leaving Blythe River Reviews

  • Sue
    Nov 07, 2016

    LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER by bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde is YA/adventure, coming-of-age novel. I was fortunate to win a signed paperback copy of this novel in a recent online Facebook Contest. S...

  • Judy Collins
    Mar 22, 2016

    A special thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. You can always expect several things from Catherine Ryan Hyde. There is always an exciting adventure—so ...

  • Mandy Warrender
    Feb 08, 2016

    Wow! I won an ARC. Catherine is the author that sparked my love for reading. I can also blame her for my book addiction. In case you're wondering...She did it again!!! I don't like to give description...

  • Dorine
    Mar 22, 2016

    The gorgeous cover drew me to LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER by Catherine Ryan Hyde, but its wilderness adventure aspects with a positive message convinced me of this new-to-me author’s talent.For more review...

  • Kari
    Jun 20, 2016

    Leaving Blythe River is a coming of age story involving seventeen year old Ethan who decides to search for his missing father after forest rangers abandon the search for him. Joining him are three loc...

  • Kathy
    Jun 12, 2016

    I have read several of Catherine Ryan Hyde's books, and I was really looking forward to reading this one. There were many positive reviews and a brightly colored cover made it quite inviting. Seems li...

  • Amy
    Jan 25, 2016

    When an author of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s stature is giving away free books, how is a bookaholic like me to refuse? I won an advanced reader copy of Hyde’s book Leaving Blythe River (releasing June ...

  • Lesley
    Jan 14, 2017

    typical book from this author, some kind of challenge and quirky characters. Wasn't one of my favorites from her but still a good story....

  • Andrea Eklund
    Dec 26, 2016

    This was an easy and enjoyable read. I will definitely be picking more books by this author in the near future. ...

  • Larry
    Nov 17, 2016

    Spoiler Alert! The cover picture for this book is a lie. The main character in this book does not cross a river so shallow his horse's hooves barely get wet. He does not ride alone. He does not even r...