The Impossible Knife of Memory

by Laurie Halse Anderson

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 fromIraq.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.93 out of 5
  • Published June 2nd 2015 by Speak
  • Original Title: The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • ISBN: 0147510724 (ISBN13: 9780147510723)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Nominee for Young People's Literature (2014)
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2015)
  • Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2015)
  • The Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky (2015)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2014) ...more Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2015)...less

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.