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Waiting on Wednesday #15: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson December 4, 2013

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!




My pick of the week is:


The Impossible Knife of Memory


  by Laurie Halse Anderson


  Coming: 7 January 2014


  Publisher: Viking Juvenille






For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.


Why I’m excited:


I loved Fever 1793 and Speak back in the day. I’m sure I would love them still if I reread them now! I am very excited about this book because I think PTSD is a subject that is still swept under the rug. It’s something that’s very important to this Army wife. It’s something that is important to every military family. I’m very excited to see how Laurie sheds light on PTSD.




Why I need you to be excited:


Military families who are touched by PTSD need all the help and support they can get. The more people understand about PTSD, the more help can be offered. PLEASE support our veterans and their families! Not all wounds are visible!


2 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #15: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson”

  1. Not surprised to see you feature this one.

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