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Chasing Windmills

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows she needs to "live in the truth." But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive. When Sebastian and Maria wind up on the same train, these two strangers find a connection that neither can explain or ignore. Together they dream of a new future, agreeing to run away. But Maria doesn't know Sebastian is only seventeen. And Sebastian doesn't know Maria has children until the moment they leave. Ultimately, Maria brings one child, her daughter. But can she really leave her little boy behind? In this tremendously moving novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde shows us how two people trapped by life's circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. From the Compact Disc edition.

Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows she needs to "live in the truth." But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive. When Sebastian and Maria wind up on the same train, these two strangers find a connection that neither can explain or ignore. Together they dream of a new future, agreeing to run away. But Maria doesn't know Sebastian is only seventeen. And Sebastian doesn't know Maria has children until the moment they leave. Ultimately, Maria brings one child, her daughter. But can she really leave her little boy behind? In this tremendously moving novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde shows us how two people trapped by life's circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows she needs to "live in the truth." But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive. When Sebastian and Maria wind up on the same train, these two strangers find a connection that neither can explain or ignore. Together they dream of a new future, agreeing to run away. But Maria doesn't know Sebastian is only seventeen. And Sebastian doesn't know Maria has children until the moment they leave. Ultimately, Maria brings one child, her daughter. But can she really leave her little boy behind? In this tremendously moving novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde shows us how two people trapped by life's circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jesse Bernstein, Amber Sealey

Length:

9h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:26


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:52


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:10


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:01


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:03


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:37


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:12


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:06


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:41


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:31


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:28