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Love in the Present Tense

Catherine Ryan Hyde

For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off…and never returns. They are an unlikely pair: Mitch is a young, unattached business owner, and Leonard is a precocious, five-year-old boy. But together they must find a way to move forward in the wake of Pearl's unexplained disappearance. Their bond as parent and child shifts and endures, even as Mitch must eventually surrender Leonard to a two-parent home. Is it possible to love the people who can't always be there for us? The answers will surprise and move you. As their lives unfold, profound questions emerge about the nature of love and family. Ultimately, this novel's richest reward is watching Mitch and Leonard grow up together, through the power and the magic of the human heart.

For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off…and never returns. They are an unlikely pair: Mitch is a young, unattached business owner, and Leonard is a precocious, five-year-old boy. But together they must find a way to move forward in the wake of Pearl's unexplained disappearance. Their bond as parent and child shifts and endures, even as Mitch must eventually surrender Leonard to a two-parent home. Is it possible to love the people who can't always be there for us? The answers will surprise and move you. As their lives unfold, profound questions emerge about the nature of love and family. Ultimately, this novel's richest reward is watching Mitch and Leonard grow up together, through the power and the magic of the human heart.
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For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off…and never returns. They are an unlikely pair: Mitch is a young, unattached business owner, and Leonard is a precocious, five-year-old boy. But together they must find a way to move forward in the wake of Pearl's unexplained disappearance. Their bond as parent and child shifts and endures, even as Mitch must eventually surrender Leonard to a two-parent home. Is it possible to love the people who can't always be there for us? The answers will surprise and move you. As their lives unfold, profound questions emerge about the nature of love and family. Ultimately, this novel's richest reward is watching Mitch and Leonard grow up together, through the power and the magic of the human heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights

Length:

5h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:08


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:38


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:20


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

00:51