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Gayle Forman brings “all the feels,” along with her trademark humor and insight, to her adult debut novel.

Meet Maribeth Klein, your typical overworked, overextended default parent. She’s so busy that she doesn’t realize she’s having a heart attack, and so depended upon by her family that after heart surgery, she cannot recuperate. So she does the unthinkable: packs a bag and leaves. Only then does she begin to understand what she is really running from.


Praise for Leave Me

Enthralling.
O, The Oprah Magazine
This surprising, compassionate story brings to life the secret, guilty fantasy of many overworked moms.
People
With her first foray into grown-up fiction, Leave Me, she doesn’t shy away from the tough questions in this deep-diving and highly entertaining read.
Family Circle
A gritty fairy tale.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
You may already know Gayle Forman from her incredible YA novels, such as the classic If I Stay. [Leave Me] is her first adult novel, and it’s (unsurprisingly) fantastic.
Bustle
Absorbing…Leave Me deftly explores the domestic struggles of 21st-century bourgeois life. This is an insightful ode to – and cautionary tale for – the overburdened working mother.
BookPage
An appealing fairy tale for the exhausted and under appreciated.
Kirkus Reviews

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