Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Leave Me


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on:
Leave Me
By: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Algonquin Books


I don't even care about the synopsis, to be honest. It's a new Gayle Forman, therefore I want it.


International bestselling author Gayle Forman's trademark humor and insight abound in this masterful adult debut, showing us that sometimes you have to leave home in order to find it again.

For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack.

Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: She packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once we get to where we're going, we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves and from herself.

With big-hearted characters who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing our fears. Gayle Forman, a dazzling observer of human nature, has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head-on.


2 comments:

  1. That's totally new to me! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but still hope you love this one once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Mums are awesome! I thought this would be a character-focussed piece, but the secrets angle has me intrigued! Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/02/24/wow-the-conclave-of-shadow-1-2/

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