The Reminders

The Reminders

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"What happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember?"--Jacket.
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. There he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. 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. She knew Sydney, and her uncanny mind contains startlingly vivid memories of him. In return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest she's convinced will make her unforgettable. But Joan's details about Sydney's final months force Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future.
Published: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316316996
Branch Call Number: F EMM
Characteristics: 310 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm


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Oct 18, 2018

A great story told in alternating voices - one dealing with loss, the other with being different, both exploring what it means to have a dream and watch it die and then remake it.

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.

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.

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:


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