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Have you seen Luis Velez? / Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Hyde, Catherine Ryan, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library HYD (Text) 33500013068002 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library HYD (Text) 33500013068010 New Checked out 10/07/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781542042369
  • ISBN: 1542042364
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes book club questions.
Summary, etc.: "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."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    A gangly teenager with a clueless stepdad, an overworked mother, and three indifferent half sisters, Raymond Jaffe is constantly aware of how easy it is to feel alone in the middle of a crowded city. Until he meets 92-year-old Millie Gutermann. Millie's blind, and she relies on an aide's help to run errands, but aide Luis hasn't shown up in more than two weeks. Raymond volunteers to help Millie in Luis' absence and check in on her regularly, but he can't let the mystery of the aide's disappearance go unanswered. He embarks on his own missing-person project, crisscrossing the boroughs of New York to find Luis. He knows the odds of finding one man in a city of millions are slim, but he never expects his search to turn into something far greater. Hyde (Heaven Adjacent, 2018) has crafted a spellbinding coming-of-age story deepened by the satisfaction of belonging, the vibrancy of community, and the power of connection. Fans of Liane Moriarty and Kristin Hannah will adore the deep connection between the unlikeliest of friends. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Older people > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Teenage boys
Older people
Friendship
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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