August 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (191)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights 
upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

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.

Release Date: January 7, 2014


  1. Ooh...Our selections have something in common this week---drug addicts! Good choice!

  2. I really like the synopsis and the cover of this book.
    I've read only a few books with PTSD and it was usually the main character who had it.
    I like that in this one, the dad has it. I'm interested in seeing how this will affect their relationship.
    This is new to me, so thank you for sharing! :)

    Happy Reading! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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  4. Eh, not really my type of read, but the cover is super awesome! I always find myself attracted to snow covers. Thanks for sharing! :D
    Waiting on Wednesday
    Giveaways: Paperback of The GAP Club & 5 signed YA books

  5. A great WoW pick, I haven't heard of his one before now but it sounds great.

    Sharon - Obsession with Books

  6. Great pick but not for me, returning from Iraq and PTSD. I do like the fact that the author is drawing attention to these issues however. ~Sheri

  7. This sounds really intriguing, and definitely tough topics to talk about. I'm curious as to how the book will turn out. Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!

    Bookmunchies' WoW (:

  8. She always picks the best/hardest topics! I'm excited to see what people think of it!

  9. Interesting cover and pick.

  10. She never shies away from the tough topics! I'll definitely be grabbing this one, even though I anticipate it being difficult to get through because it will probably be intense. Great pick!

  11. Laurie's books are always right out there on the edge & brilliant because of that! I cannot wait to read thus one too. Great pick. Happy reading.Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  12. Oh it's Laurie Halse Anderson-that's all I need to know to want to read this!


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