Friday, June 16, 2017

Beginning ~ with a heart attack

Leave Me ~ by Gayle Forman, 2016, fiction (Pennsylvania), 9/10
"Maribeth Klein was working late, waiting to sign off on the final page proofs of the December issue, when she had a heart attack."
Hmm, I finished it before I was able to post it for Book Beginnings on Friday.  I'm happy to report it rates a 9 of 10 from me, an excellent book.
Maribeth Klein is 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.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book! I haven't read many books by this author, but now I'm a fan. Here's mine: “YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR”

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Looks like a great read! As women we tend to look after others before ourselves. We need to take care of ourselves in order to look after those we love, this looks like it would be a great reminder of that.
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Helen's Book Blog said...

Oh, this sound good! I think women often take on taking care of others whether they are family, friends, or co-workers. Walking away to recoup sounds perfect.

Literary Feline said...

My mother-in-law recently had a heart attack and didn't even know it. It really is possible! This sounds like a good one. I am glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend.

Bev Bouwer said...

Fascinating beginning. And I love the premise of the novel. I can relate.

Have a great weekend.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I definitely want to try more by Foreman - thanks for sharing!

Lauren @ Always Me