Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a provocative and unlikely love story that starts on a New York subway car and blossoms under the windmills of the Mojave Desert.Both Sebastian and Maria live in worlds ruled by fear. Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control; Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When their eyes meet across a subway car one night, these two strangers find a connection that neither can explain or ignore. They dream of a new future and agree to run away together, only to find that each has kept a major secret from the other. In this tremendously moving novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde shows us how two people trapped by life's circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless.


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About Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of many novels, including Becoming Chloe, Love in the Present Tense, and The Year of my Miraculous Reappearance. She lives in California with her dog Ella.
 
Published March 3, 2009 by Vintage. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hyde (Love In The Present Tense, 2006, etc.) chronicles two New Yorkers' efforts to escape their different but equally constricting lives in a sweet tale openly modeled on West Side Story.

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In the simple and captivating latest from Pay It Forward author Hyde, a chance encounter proves life-changing for two lonely New York City subway riders. Four mo

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In the simple and captivating latest from Pay It Forward author Hyde, a chance encounter proves life-changing for two lonely New York City subway riders.

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Sebastian's life is scheduled and policed by "Father" (Sebastian notes ruefully that he would never dare call his father "Dad" or "Pop"), who homeschools him and oversees every other detail of his existence, from his healthy diet to the books he reads in his leisure time.

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Sebastian's life is scheduled and policed by "Father" (Sebastian notes ruefully that he would never dare call his father "Dad" or "Pop"), who homeschools him and oversees every other detail of his existence, from his healthy diet to the books he reads in his leisure time.

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