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Have you seen Luis Velez?

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he?s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he's tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who's introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN: 1542042364 9781542042369
OCLC Number: 1098031561
Description: 336 pages
Responsibility: Catherine Ryan Hyde.

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Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he?s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he's tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who's introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there?s hope if you have someone to hold on to.

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