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Have You Seen Luis Velez?
Have You Seen Luis Velez? | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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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 doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he's tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who's introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? 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 there's hope if you have someone to hold on to.
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JHSiess
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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES! Catherine Ryan Hyde, in her beautiful new novel, Have You Seen Luis Velez?, will confirm your belief in the value of kindness. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣⁣⁣⁣

Lake Union Publishing has generously provided 2 copies for me to give to 2 lucky U.S. residents. Entries accepted through midnight PDT TONIGHT.

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TrishB
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A real feel good book. Even though bad things happen the underlying theme is hope, happiness, kindness and that friendships are universal.

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MelissaSue81
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1. Tagged is the last 5 Star Book I read
2. Puffy, but crunchy can be good sometimes
3. Sunset!
4. Do I have to buy a physical item? I would really put it toward house projects/debt..
5. Second, I think.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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JHSiess
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Need a break from divisiveness & negativity? Catherine Ryan Hyde is one of America's most beloved authors. Her beautiful new novel, Have You Seen Luis Velez?, again demonstrates why. It will give you renewed hope that there is goodness in the world. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣⁣⁣⁣

Lake Union Publishing has generously provided 2 copies for me to give to 2 lucky U.S. residents. Entries accepted through midnight PDT July 25.

Enter here: https://tinyurl.com/y2n3w9nt

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avalinah
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It isn't often that I pry myself away from a book in an attempt to get some sleep already, and yet fail to fall asleep because I keep thinking PLEASE MAKE THIS BOOK A BESTSELLER, GOD, PLEASEEEEE: http://bit.ly/2FdICDn

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MelissaSue81
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This book!! This is exactly my type of book. Sucked me right in and hit me in the feels! I read it in just a few hours and didn‘t want to put it down. It is just perfect. I had not read anything by this author before, but I think I need to read more! I see she writes YA books as well, and I think this book could definitely appeal to a YA audience as well.

TrishB Just got this yesterday as it was on a 99ponkindle offer! 5mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This book begins with a teenage boy starts helping an older woman who is looking for her last caregiver Luis Velez who has not showed up in a while. This story starts simplistically with Raymond on a mission and it metamorphoses into a very timely story that takes on Race and our legal system. This was an excellent read. This is my first book from Hyde that I have read, but look forward to reading more.

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JHSiess
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Mornings on Maui are idyllic.
Have You Seen Luis Velez? by the incomparable Catherine Ryan Hyde, is a perfect choice to read in the land of aloha with a view of Moloka'i (especially if you know that island's history). She writes so beautifully about the human spirit with such seeming ease and compassion. She's one of my all-time favorite authors.
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Pōmaikaʻi wau e noho maʻaneʻi.
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#VacationReading #vacation2019 #NetGalley #I♥️Hawaii

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CometReadings
Have You Seen Luis Velez? | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Love New Year's Resolutions, especially if they involve being more productive and a fantastic support group. I'm excited and ready to work on my #netreduction with a lovely group of #bookstagrammers / #booklovers on IG. So, if you have some issues with reaching a good NetGalley percentage as well, let me know and join us!
Btw, what is the last ARC you requested? Mine is Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Kristy_K This is one of my resolutions too! 11mo
Marilyncjackson Ok I am going to go out on a limb and show my ignorance, but what is net galley? I have heard it mentioned before but I don‘t know what it is. I figured I would ask because the last time I didn‘t know what something was I was lead to Litsy. 😊 11mo
CometReadings @Marilyncjackson Hi Marilyn!🤗 It's a site where book reviewers and professional readers can request digital ARCs. 😉 11mo
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