Leaving Blythe River
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Leaving Blythe River

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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
ISBN:
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:322 pages

    Leaving Blythe River Reviews

  • Judy Collins
    May 15, 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 ...

  • Dorine
    May 23, 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...

  • 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...

  • Kari
    Jun 21, 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...

  • Amy
    Feb 04, 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 ...

  • Deanna Sletten
    Apr 28, 2016

    Leaving Blythe River is the third book I?ve read by author Catherine Ryan Hyde, and I have to say, I enjoyed it as much as I have her others. She writes strong stories that delve into the hearts and...

  • Olivia Farr
    Jul 15, 2016

    "Leaving Blythe River" isn't your typical missing persons story. The book starts before Ethan's father disappears, when his life changes (he and his mother discover his father is having an affair with...

  • Vicki
    Jul 23, 2016

    I absolutely loved this book! Not only was this a great story, I felt like I was on this journey with Ethan, Sam, and Jone. The writing was so descriptive that it left no doubt in my mind what they we...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 04, 2016

    This has been my favorite book by Catherine Ryan Hyde so far. The book was not what I expected. I enjoyed every minute of it. I had to keep turning the page (or pressing the button on my Nook) to see ...

  • Kathy
    Nov 09, 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...