| Waiting on Wednesday | Leave Me by Gayle Forman

January 13, 2016 / 9 Comments / Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday

| Waiting on Wednesday | Leave Me by Gayle FormanLeave Me

Author: Gayle Forman
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Also by this author: Leave Me, I Have Lost My Way
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publication date: September 6th 2016

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.

I don’t think there’s anything I really need to say about this other than GAYLE. EFFING. FORMAN. My favorite author writing adult books.

…But if I did want to say something, I would say:

1) that cover is beautiful

2) it has travel in it, and I have seriously good feelings about Gayle and travel writing

3) what Gayle does better than any author is tap into my journey, my feelings, and I can tell you right now…as someone who often wishes she weren’t an adult with responsibilities, this book is gonna hurt so good.

Is LEAVE ME by Gayle Forman on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

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9 responses to “| Waiting on Wednesday | Leave Me by Gayle Forman

  1. hmm.. not really. I don’t really like Forman’s works. I read If I Stay and I dozed off a few times. It was too boring and I don’t know what all the fuss was about. Yeah, sure, she’s an international best-selling author, but she’s just not for me.

  2. Oh wow! That sounds so good. I love when YA authors write adult fiction and vice versa. I will definitely be checking this book open once it’s published. I’m adding it to my list right now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m quite looking forward to reading Gayle’s first adult book! Leave Me has such a great premise, and I’ve really enjoyed her writing in her YA novels, so I’m definitely excited about this. Can’t wait to read it!

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