Have You Seen Luis Velez?
  • Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Release Date : 21 May 2019
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 1542042364

Download or read book entitled Have You Seen Luis Velez? written by Catherine Ryan Hyde and published by Lake Union Publishing online. This book was released on 21 May 2019 with total pages 320. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Genre : History
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