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The Wake Up

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Something has been asleep in 40-year-old California cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush on a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose son, Milo, has begun acting out in violent and rebellious ways. Can Aiden's newfound empathy help heal both the mother and the son? A hauntingly emotional novel from the author of Allie and Bea (2017).