My Name Is Anton

My Name Is Anton

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with a hopeful novel of sacrifice, two lost souls, and enduring love.

It’s 1965, and life has taken a turn for eighteen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice. Nearly a year after his brother died in a tragic accident, Anton is still wounded—physically and emotionally. Alone for the holidays, he catches a glimpse of his neighbor Edith across the street one evening and realizes that she’s in danger.

Anton is determined to help Edith leave her abusive marriage. Frightened and fifteen years Anton’s senior, Edith is slow to trust. But when she needs a safe place to stay, she lets down her guard, and over the course of ten days an unlikely friendship grows. As Anton falls hopelessly and selflessly in love, Edith fears both her husband finding her and Anton getting hurt. She must disappear without telling anyone where she’s going—even Anton.

If keeping Edith safe means letting her go, Anton will say goodbye forever. Or so he believes. What would happen, though, if one day their paths should cross again?

Title:My Name Is Anton
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781542023481
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  • Marilyn

    My Name Is Anton by Catherine Ryan HydeEighteen year old Anton Addison-Rice has had a horrible, emotionally and physically devastating year. His beloved grandfather died and then in a single instant, ...

  • Christine

    This is my 4th Catherine Ryan Hyde read and all 4 earned 5 stars! Ms. Hyde is now officially one of my very favorite authors and a real go-to writer for me. Gosh, despite her novels having similar the...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: . . . he centred himself over the telescope, and prepared to do a better job setting it in place. Before he could, an image caught his eye: a white wall with a mantelpiece, and an abstract pa...

  • Jayme

    3.5 At eighteen years old, Anton has endured more than his fair share of tragedy, but despite that, this selfless young man, will make it his mission to try and help the woman across the street, who i...

  • Debra

    3.5 stars Anton has suffered terrible losses and is still reeling from them in the beginning of this book. Coping with the physical and emotional loss is tough enough but when his parents decide to go...

  • Carolyn

    This is another warm, well crafted novel from Catherine Ryan Hyde. She really does write superb character driven tales where the characters are not only well developed but flawed in very real and huma...

  • DeAnn

    3.5 starsThis one opens in 1965 and we meet Anton Addison-Rice, a young man of 18 who has faced his share of tragedy already with the death of his brother. Anton has not had the benefit of much help h...

  • Theresa Alan

    Once again, Ms. Hyde tackles difficult subjects in an accessible, non-depressing way. This time, it’s mental illness, bad parents, and domestic violence. Anton has survived two life-changing, terrib...

  • Brenda

    Seventeen-year-old Anton Addison-Rice was still traumatized, seven months after his brother Greg died, and Anton had to have his right hand amputated. When his parents left for South America, they lef...

  • Joy E Perry

    Where to begin??? I truly enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to get moving but after a few chapters it flowed nicely. The main character Anton was just an all around likeable person who had initi...