What (am I currently reading)?
I am currently reading My Name is Anton by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Publication Day is Tuesday 1 December 2020.
Blurb (taken from: amazon.co.uk)
It’s 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice. Nearly a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded—physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his neighbor Edith across the street one evening and realizes that she’s in danger.
Anton is determined to help Edith leave her abusive marriage. Frightened and fifteen years Anton’s senior, Edith is slow to trust. But when she needs a safe place to stay, she lets down her guard, and over the course of ten days an unlikely friendship grows. As Anton falls hopelessly and selflessly in love, Edith fears both her husband finding her and Anton getting hurt. She must disappear without telling anyone where she’s going—even Anton.
If keeping Edith safe means letting her go, Anton will say goodbye forever. Or so he believes. What would happen, though, if one day their paths should cross again?
Why (have I chosen to read it)?
Because I have read 3 books by this author before, so when I saw this one available I grabbed it. Previous books I have read by Catherine Ryan Hyde are Pay it Forward (absolutely wonderful – read before I started writing reviews)), Ask Him Why and Heaven Adjacent. All these books have been moving and involving with material to think about. Hope this one is no exception!
While (I am reading it)
The snow cannons have just started making snow for the ski pistes, so I just had to walk up the still (relatively) clear part of the mountain to get this photo. I set off mid morning, when it was beautifully sunny but still very cold. The beauty of the scenery was well worth the steep hike.
All the best, Emma