About Say Goodbye for Now
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 13, 2016)
On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.
When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.
With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.
“[A] heartwarming tale of transgression and redemption.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A moving story about patience, trust, the families we choose, and the love it takes to let somebody go.” —Booklist
Review: This book was utterly amazing and at times it made me realize that though the world has come so far in some ways in others we haven't progressed at all.
Its the story of an interracial relationship that grows through a boy bringing a wolf-dog to Dr. Lucy. The setting is 1959 and Texas, so a love between a white woman and an african american is totally taboo.
This is the kind of book that makes you think and makes you fall in love with the characters as well. I can't believe I've never read anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde, because this book is beyond fabulous.
Rating: 5 flowers