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The Reminders

(2017)
(The Highs and Lows of Never Forgetting)
A novel by

 
 
The Rosie Project meets Tell the Wolves I'm Home in this endearing debut about what happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember.

Grief-stricken over his partner's death, Gavin Winters sets fire to every physical reminder in the couple's home. A neighbor captures the ordeal on video, turning this unsung TV actor into a household name. Now Gavin is fleeing the hysteria of Los Angeles for New Jersey, hoping to find peace with the family of an old friend. Instead, he finds Joan.

Joan, the family's 10-year-old daughter, was born with the rare ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. In seconds she can tell you how many times her mother has uttered the phrase "it never fails" in the last six months (27) or what she was wearing when her grandfather took her fishing on a particular Sunday in June years ago (fox socks). Joan has never met Gavin until now, but she did know his partner, Sydney, and waiting inside her uncanny mind are a half dozen startlingly vivid memories to prove it.

Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: In return for sharing all her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help Joan win a local songwriting contest she's convinced could 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Val Emmich has created an indelible cast of complex and quirky characters who drew me in for an emotional and humorous ride. THE REMINDERS is a book brimming with heart and soul-you really must read it!" - Garth Stein


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reminders (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-4328-4217-X / 978-1-4328-4217-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-5098-2942-3 / 978-1-5098-2942-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 0-316-31699-7 / 978-0-316-31699-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 0-316-31702-0 / 978-0-316-31702-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-5098-2941-5 / 978-1-5098-2941-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-5098-2943-1 / 978-1-5098-2943-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Highs and Lows of Never Forgetting
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 0-316-31700-4 / 978-0-316-31700-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-5098-6979-4 / 978-1-5098-6979-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
ISBN: 1-5098-6980-8 / 978-1-5098-6980-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Picador
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May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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May 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Reminders
Author(s): Val Emmich
Publisher: Picador
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