Last Thursday I had the privilege of seeing and listening to LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON talk about her new novel THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY. It was an amazing event that I will truly cherish and it made me appreciate her more than I already do because she is so very kind, down to earth and truly a joy to listen to. 

Laurie Halse Anderson at Rakestraw books in Danville
Laurie is talking about her life experiences that led her into writing
If you ever have the opportunity to see and meet Laurie I highly suggest that you do so for you will not be disappointed. Yet, I know that it is not always possible and since that is a true and sad reality I am giving a way a signed copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY to one lucky reader. Simply fill out the form below and GOOD LUCK!!

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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.


  1. Speak! Though I also really liked Chains.

  2. Wintergirls, that's the one that I've read so far, because I have't read Speak although I plan to remedy that this year. I have seen the movie and it was so good.

  3. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVED Speak and Wintergirls!! She's awesome at being real in her issues but also authentic teen:)

    Thank you:)

  4. Oh I really enjoyed Speak and Chains oh and Wintergirls!

  5. SPEAK is the first LHA book I've read, and taught in school. So powerful to share this book with teens. She is an amazing writer. I want to read all of her books. Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. I haven't read anything by this author yet, but this book cover has me intrigued.


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