Longtime Cambrian Catherine Ryan Hyde, now a celebrated author, will help make it possible for present and future readers to enjoy resources that helped make her success possible.
Ryan Hyde is the author of: “Jumpstart the World,” “Second Hand Heart,” “When I Found You,” “Diary of a Witness,” “The Day I Killed James,” “Chasing Windmills,” “The Year of my Miraculous Reappearance,” “Love in the Present Tense,” “Becoming Chloe,” “Walter’s Purple Heart,” “Electric God,” “Pay It Forward,” “Earthquake Weather,” “Funerals for Horses,” and the forthcoming novels “Second Hand Heart” and “Jumpstart the World.” In addition, a new edition of “Pay It Forward” has recently been released.
The Friends of the Cambria Library will host an afternoon with Ryan Hyde from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the site of the future Cambria Library, 1043 Main St.
Cookies and punch will be served. There is no admission charge, but donations of any amount may be made to the library building fund.
Donors will receive an autographed copy of each of Ryan Hyde’s first three published books, and also be entered in a drawing for a complete set of 12 autographed works.
Earlier this week, Ryan Hyde answered questions from The Cambrian about the value of libraries and what she’ll talk about Saturday:
I’m not going to talk about movies. Or foundations. Or concepts. Or changing the world with kindness. I’m celebrating the release this fall of my 13th and 14th published book, and I have no more patience with being held back in the one that came out a decade ago. Mainly because most of the people who are interested in “Pay It Forward” don’t even tie it in with reading. And I want to talk about books and reading. And libraries.
So my final answer is that I’m going to talk about books and libraries, and where they fit in a rapidly changing landscape. I’m giving away copies of my three earliest books, so in a way I’m going back in time. But I want to talk about all that has changed since I started on this road, and all that has stayed the same, and how reading still has an important place, and how important the people are who still value books.