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Happy New Year!
The First Book of the Year 2017
I just love the start of a new year. Everything feels so fresh and open. A whole new year in this crazy life is laid out in front of me, just waiting! I feel like there are so many wonderful things ahead in 2017. One of my favorite things to do is to join Sheila at Book Journey for The First Book of the Year 2017. What will be the first book you are reading in 2017? I’d love to know!
Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Lake Union Publishing
December 13, 2016
On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.
When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.
With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.
What are you reading for The First Book of the Year 2017?