Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of The Language of Hoofbeats, on tour December 2014

Posted By on September 1, 2014

The-Language-of-Hoofbeats_Final-CoverAbout The Language of Hoofbeats

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 9, 2014)

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family. New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse. When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together—far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they’ve made and the scars they carry. Plumbing the depths of regret and forgiveness, The Language of Hoofbeats explores the strange alchemy that transforms a group of people into a family.

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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the bestselling author of twenty-four novels, including the 1999 smash hitPay It Forward,which has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and was made into a major motion picture starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment. In addition to her novels, Hyde is the author of more than fifty short stories and is founder and former president (2000–2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation. During her years as a professional public speaker, she addressed the National Conference on Education, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with President Bill Clinton.


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Catherine Ryan Hyde’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, December 2nd: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, December 4th: Bibliotica

Friday, December 5th: Eating and Reading

Tuesday, December 9th: Fueled by Fiction

Tuesday, December 9th: BookNAround

Wednesday, December 10th: Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, December 11th: 100 Pages a Day….Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Friday, December 12th: Joyfully Retired

Monday, December 15th: Back Porchervations

Tuesday, December 16th: Laura’s List

Wednesday, December 17th: Too Fond

Thursday, December 18th: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, December 19th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach

Saturday, December 20th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Monday, December 22nd: ebookclassics

Tuesday, December 23rd: Nightly Reading

Tuesday, January 6th: 5 Minutes for Books

Thursday, January 15th: My Bookshelf


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