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.
About the Author
Laurie Halse Anderson is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. Her first novel, Speak, was a National Book Award finalist and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and established her as an important new voice in American literature. It is that rare thing, a contemporary classic. In the years since its publication, it has passed from hand to hand and changed countless lives. Speak was followed by four other highly acclaimed contemporary novels: Catalyst, Prom, Twisted, and Wintergirls. She is the recipient of the Margaret Edwards Award, and she has been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship for her efforts to combat censoring of literature. Laurie and her husband live in northern New York State.
Julia Whelan, a former child actress best known for her award-winning work on ABC's "Once and Again", has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and was named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of 2010. Her "flawless" narration of Jandy Nelson's "The Sky Is Everywhere" earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album.
Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His work ranges from Kerouac to Updike, Nora Roberts to Ed McBain, Dean Koontz to Philip K. Dick.