My Name Is Anton
by Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Realizing that a neighbor is trapped in an abusive marriage, a smitten 18-year-old youth, haunted by his brother's accidental death, offers the woman shelter and a means to escape. By the award-winning author of Pay It Forward. Read by Michael Crouch. Simultaneous.

Eighteen-year-old Anton never planned to use his new telescope to spy on his neighbors, but after losing his hand in a tragic accident, operating the telescope proved to be tricky. When he accidentally landed on the living-room window of a neighboring apartment, Anton could see that the woman inside was in danger. Thinking quickly, Anton posed as a survey taker to make contact with Edith, sparking an unlikely friendship despite their age difference. When Anton convinced Edith to leave her abusive husband and seek shelter at a friend's house, he knew he'd never see her again. But 15 years later, he and Edith bump into each other on a train to Washington, DC, and find their initial spark still burns brightly. Hyde (Brave Girl, Quiet Girl, 2020) is one of the best in the business at forging her characters' human connections through difficult circumstances. A heartwarming story spanning decades of shared trials and personal growth, her latest will appeal to her loyal readers and fans of Hazel Prior, Erica Bauermeister, and HBO's recent series Run. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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