The Reminders

The Reminders

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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 with painful memories at the side of a friend's ten-year-old daughter, a girl with an eidetic memory.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316316996
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 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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