Leave Me

Written by:
Gayle Forman
Narrated by:
Eva Kaminsky

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2016
8 hours 35 minutes
For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for anyone who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention, here is Maribeth Klein. A harried working
mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize that 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 finally able to own up to the secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves.

Gayle Forman is a dazzling observer of human nature. Her trademark sensitivity and humor abound as she confronts the ambivalence and complexities of modern motherhood head-on and shows us that sometimes you need to leave home in order to find it again. With bighearted
characters—husbands, wives, friends, andlovers—who stumble and soar, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we’re all running from.
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Written in the voice of Mary Beth, who has crafted her identity and vision of herself and her self-sufficient life, only to have it upended, shaken, and shifted. Her self-serving and controlling personhood is transformed, softened, and her identity reformed, by events and relationships, new and old. This is the story of her journey, or rather its beginning. Many women, with family, career, identity, marriage, and friendship demands, will see themselves in Mary Beth and know her story well. This is not great literature but a very relatable story with lessons. A good listen—

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