Take Me With You
Take Me With You was released in the US on July 22nd, 2014 by the Lake Union imprint of Amazon Publishing. Lovely UK readers, it will reach you via Transworld UK (Random House Group), but I'm afraid more patience will be in order.
The "jacket" synopsis:
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.
What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.
The reviews are coming in, and if I do say so, they are quite wonderful so far:
“Hyde’s followers, who love the warmth and inspiration they draw from her work (Walk Me Home, 2013, etc.), won’t be disappointed by this latest effort… A story about good people doing their best to survive, combined with a message that will cause readers to close the book feeling a bit more hopeful about humanity.” Kirkus Reviews
"Bestseller Hyde’s (Pay It Forward) 24th book digs deeply into the ties of love, between both family and strangers...Hyde gives her characters great internal depth, and the book’s scope gives readers time to savor this memorable, moving journey." -Publisher's Weekly