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HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: Laurie Halse Anderson - "The Impossible Knife of Memory"
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature…”.
In her latest book The Impossible Knife of Memory Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road for five years, 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.
Anderson is a mother of four and wife of one, and lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes.