Mitch is a 25-year-old with commitment issues. Leonard is a
five-year-old kid with asthma and vision problems, who captivates
everyone he meets. Pearl is Leonard's teenage mother, who's
trying to hide a violent secret from her past. Life has given Pearl
every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to
trust her neighbour, Mitch.
"A sweet and honest look at the pains and pleasures of love, and who could not fall in love with Leonard-what a beautifully drawn character" Jane Green "A work of art...enchanting" San Francisco Chronicle "Haunting" Washington Post "Hyde excels in her story of a love that transcends time, place and human weakness" Publishers Weekly "A magnificent storyteller" The Denver Post
Catherine Ryan Hyde, an acclaimed novelist and award-winning short-story writer, is the author of the story collection Earthquake Weather and of the novels Funerals for Horses, Electric God and Pay it Forward, which was named an ALA Book of the Year and made into a feature film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. She lives in Cambria, California.