January 15, 2014

Laurie Halse Anderson spoke about her book, The Impossible Knife of Memory, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

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.

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ISBN: 9780147510723
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2015


January 10, 2014

Ishmael Beah spoke about his book, Radiance of Tomorrow, at Politics & Prose on Friday, January 10, 2014.

The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones, and two longtime friends who return home to their city, Imperi, try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

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ISBN: 9780374535032
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 6th, 2015