The Memory of Things

Finished The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner. I received a copy for review. 

This book begins during the attack on 9/11. Kyle’s dad is a first responder and Kyle knows his dad is at ground zero, trying to help. His mom and little sister are in California, where Kerri is trying to be an actress. His uncle is almost entirely paralyzed after an accident. There’s a lot on his plate even before you factor in the girl he met on his way home. (The girl had angel wings on and a case of amnesia. So who is she, where did she cone from and does anyone know where she is?)

I read an early version of this and was so excited to snag a copy at ALA. As you know, I am a huge fan of Gae Polisner and this book didn’t let me down. The early version was incredible but this is a masterpiece. 

Yes, it’s about arguably the worst day in our country’s history but it’s also about a family, and resiliency and hope. To put it simply, it’s absolutely perfect. 

Highly recommended. 


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