The Reminders

The Reminders

eBook - 2017
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Perfect for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan's The Engagement or Graeme Simpson's The Rosie Project, The Reminders follows what happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember.
One of PopSugar's "Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)."

Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey, where he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan.

Joan, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was born Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM: the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are startlingly vivid memories to prove it.

Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest she's convinced will make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo set off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months, forcing Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future.

Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
ISBN: 9780316500951
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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LexiLou2
Mar 13, 2018

Loved this book. Emmich absolutely nails the narration by a young adult with fantastic and hilarious insight/thoughts. An enjoyable, light read.

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dlh1
Mar 07, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, but was wanting a bit more at the end. It's an interesting subject to read about (almost perfect recall of events), and how it affects the person as well as those around them. I look forward to other books by this author.

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jeannecrisp
Jun 12, 2017

"I want to believe that this music isn't about willfully ignoring the tragedies of life but bravely choosing optimism despite them." [Gavin, one of the main characters] This is a thought-provoking book with a memorable cast. I had never heard of Mr. Emmich before this book. Now I'll be watching for his next one. Listen to this NPR interview for background: http://www.npr.org/2017/05/28/530447086/the-reminders-is-a-story-about-memory

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