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Love in the Present Tense

Love in the Present Tense

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By (author) Catherine Ryan Hyde, Read by David Coburn, Read by Jeremy Redleaf, Read by Duana Speights

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  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 142mm x 24mm | 190g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846571049
  • ISBN 13: 9781846571046
  • Sales rank: 1,427,355

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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. Then one day, with a heart full of agony, Pearl drops Leonard off with Mitch and never returns. Pearl, Leonard and Mitch each have a story to tell and as their lives unfold, profound questions arise about the nature of love and family. How do you go on loving someone who isn't there? With Leonard's absolute conviction in 'forever love' always present, Leonard and Mitch grow up side by side and piece together the layered truths and fictions of their almost magical lives. The answers are heartbreaking, but ultimately triumphant.

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Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 14 novels including Pay it Forward (which was made into a feature film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt), Love in the Present Tense (a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller), Chasing Windmills, When I Found You and Second Hand Heart. Catherine lives in a small town in California. For more information on Catherine Ryan Hyde and her books, see her website at www.catherineryanhyde.com

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"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