Evening with Gayle Forman: In Conversation with Jayne Adair, formerly Executive Director of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bestselling author of the young adult novels If I Stay and Where She Went, Gayle Forman presents her new novel for adults LEAVE ME....

 

Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and 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.

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 often the case, once we get 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 able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves.

With bighearted characters--husbands, wives, friends, and lovers--who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we’re all running from. Gayle Forman is a dazzling observer of human nature. She has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head on and asks, what happens when a grown woman runs away from home?

 

 

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT: YOUR COPY OF LEAVE ME, PURCHASED FROM THE PENGUIN BOOKSHOP, SERVES AS YOUR TICKET FOR ENTRY.  

Leave Me: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616206178
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

If I Stay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142415436
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Published: Speak - April 6th, 2010

Where She Went Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142420898
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Published: Speak - April 17th, 2012

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143