Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (59)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly, bookish meme created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. You can find out more information on the meme on her blog, Breaking the Spine.

The meme helps book bloggers and readers shine a spotlight om some of the many upcoming releases that we are all patiently (but most likely impatiently) waiting on. Get it?

So you want to participate in Waiting on Wednesday? Awesome! All you need to do is:
  • Create your own Waiting on Wednesday post that features an upcoming title (or titles)
  • Be sure to credit Jill in your post
  • Link up to the Linky on Jill's blog

Waiting On...


Title: Leave Me
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publication Date: September 6, 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.

Why I'm Waiting...

While I mainly review Young Adult fiction, I'm no stranger to reading adult fiction. I've read and love many titles by many different authors. When I heard that Gayle Forman was writing a novel for adults, I was thrilled, and I couldn't wait to find out everything I could about it.

While I'm not a mother or a wife, I've felt exhausted and unappreciated, so I'm sure that I'll be able to relate to Maribeth in some way. I'm curious to see what leaving brings Maribeth, and if she finds that leaving home is worth it.

What Are You Waiting On...

Alright, everyone! Now that you know what I'm waiting a few months for, I'd like to know what you're waiting on! Feel free to leave a comment to let me know. And bloggers, feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting on Wednesday post so I can check them out!

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