The Reminders (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Val Emmich is a writer, a singer-songwriter and an actor who was called a "Renaissance Man" by the New York Post. He has had roles in many TV shows, including 30 Rock, Vinyl and Ugly Betty, and is the author of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, a book based on the hit Broadway show. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316316996
ISBN-10: 0316316997
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English