The Reminders

The Reminders

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Grand Central Pub
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets The Rosie Project in this debut novel about what happens when a little girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember.

Overcome with grief over the loss of his partner, Gavin Winters sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home. A neighbor captures the ordeal on video, turning this unsung TV actor into a household name. Now, struggling to hold on to the memory of his beloved Sydney, Gavin flees the hysteria of Los Angeles for New Jersey, where he hoped that Joan Lennon Sully, the daughter of Gavin's friend, can connect him with Sydney's memory.

Ten-year old Joan was born with a rare ability to recall every day of her life in exact detail. Locked in her brain are memories of the half-dozen times Sydney stayed with her family. Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help Joan write a song for a local songwriting contest. Their pact struck, the unlikely duo sets out to write the song and to remember Sydney, until one of Joan's memories leads Gavin to doubt if Sydney was actually in love with him after all.

Told in the alternating voices of Joan and Gavin, The Highs and Lows of Never Forgetting is a charming, entertaining, and heartwarming exploration of loss, memory, and friendship.

Baker & Taylor
Moving away from the West Coast when someone records and uploads his bonfire of personal objects after a devastating loss, Gavin starts over in New Jersey and struggles to forget painful memories at the side of a friend's 10-year-old daughter, a girl with an eidetic memory. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Hachette Book Group MAY 2017
ISBN: 9780316316996
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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