The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance

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The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance

By Catherine Ryan Hyde

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375832611, 228pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

" Reminiscent of . . . S. E. Hinton. Very close to perfect. "The Philadelphia Inquirer
Cynnie can take care of herself and more importantly, she can take care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn t matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves more than anyone. Cynnie's the real mother in the house. And if there's one thing she knows for sure, it's that she ll never, ever sink as low as her mother. But when things start to fall apart, Cynnie needs a way to dull the pain. Never say never.
This unflinching look at the power of addiction is the story of one girl's fall into darkness and the strength, trust, and forgiveness it takes to climb back out again.

About the Author
Born in Buffalo, New York, Catherine Ryan Hyde moved to New York City shortly after graduating from high school. With a plan to do something other than writing something that might provide a steadier paycheck Hyde worked as a baker, pastry chef, auto mechanic, dog trainer, and tour guide. Hyde moved to a small town on California s Central Coast in the mid-1980s. After coming to terms with alcohol and drug addiction, she realized she needed to write and hunkered down. She s been clean and sober for over twenty-five years and is the author of thirty books and numerous short stories, which have won literary accolades throughout the world. Hyde s bestselling novel Pay It Forward was adapted into a major motion picture and translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in over thirty countries.