2014 National Book Award Longlist, Young People's Literature
Laurie Halse Anderson
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Viking/ Penguin Group (USA)
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laurie Halse Anderson was a National Book Award Finalist in Young People’s Literature for Speak in 1999, which was also a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and for Chains in 2008. In 2009, Anderson received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement honoring her outstanding contributions to young adult literature. She lives in Northern New York.