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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Hendrum LINK Site HYD (Text) 33500013166855 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library HYD (Text) 33500013166863 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library HYD (Text) 35500006252496 Main Checked out 08/25/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781542042406
  • ISBN: 1542042402
  • ISBN: 9781542042383
  • ISBN: 1542042380
  • Physical Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2019]

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In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods. There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Frightened, he runs. And the dogs run with him. Lucas finds unusual peace in running with the dogs, and eventually he meets their owner, Zoe Dinsmore. Closed off and haunted by a tragic past, Zoe has given up. She doesn’t want to be saved. She wants out. But Lucas doesn’t want her to go, and he sees an opportunity to bring more than one friend back into the light. It’s either the best or worst idea he’s ever had, but Lucas isn’t giving up on Zoe or Connor.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    In the tumultuous summer of 1969, 14-year-old Lucas Painter certainly doesn't feel like a carefree teenager. His older brother, Roy, is fighting in Vietnam, sending occasional letters that arrive more blacked-out than readable. Lucas' parents fight constantly, filling the home with shouts and eerie periods of silence. It's no wonder that Lucas takes up running, if only to get out of the house for a while. Running through the woods, he stumbles upon an isolated cabin and two intimidatingly large dogs that turn out to be ideal running partners. When Lucas meets the dogs' owner, the inhabitant of the cabin, his worldview is forever changed. Charting Lucas' journey from a sheltered teenager to a worldly young adult, Hyde (Have You Seen Luis Velez, 2019) brings signature compassion to her characters and highlights the relationships that allow us to feel a deeper sense of connection to the world around us. Fans of Hyde's previous novels and those who enjoyed Meg Donohue's You, Me, and the Sea (2019) will adore this ode to unlikely friends. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Fiction.
Recluses > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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