My Name Is Memory

My Name Is Memory

Book - 2010
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From the New York Times -bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Last Summer (of You and Me) comes an imaginative, inspired, magical book-a love story that lasts more than a lifetime.

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781594487583
Branch Call Number: BRASHARE
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm.


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Dec 28, 2017

I would have given this book another star if it hadn't left me wanting so much more at the end. If a sequel wasn't planned in the first place, then this book needed to be at least twice as long to answer a lot of questions. I was really loving the unique story until it abruptly ended. If Ann Brashares cares about her readers, she'd find a way to give them more on this story. If her publisher thought that this book didn't sell enough copies to warrant a sequel, she could find another publisher, or simply write a blog to complete the story. Or maybe she just couldn't find a way to explain everything.

Aug 27, 2016

The creativity and the unravelling of the story was so captivating, the ending felt somewhat bland in comparison.
But as a whole it felt like it was the right way to end it.

Aug 02, 2015

I love this book so much!! I really hope there is a sequel (the ending just wasn't the end)! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great, tragic romance novel.

Jul 22, 2015

Really liked the book until the crap ending - I hate cliffhangers

Apr 01, 2014

Whether you are a believer in reincarnation or not you will love this book. The book talks of a powerful relationship which transcends lifetimes. The love between two people thrives death and destruction and leaves us the readers turning pages hastily. A must read.

Jan 11, 2013

I found this very boring.. Couldn't even get past the first few chapters.. Just was not intrigued to read it. I generally really like her stuff though! A little disappointing.

mrsgail5756 Oct 26, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

Sep 11, 2012

Okay, I loved this book really but I want to know if there's going to be another one. If anyone knows please please tell me somehow!

Aug 28, 2012

Terrific read. Couldn't put it down. Very interesting and unique topic. Highly recommend it if the reader is into topics of love and longing.

LaimaA May 29, 2012

I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories and I wanted to love it, but unfortunately I just liked it. There were enjoyable parts to the story - Daniel's thoughts on memory, the different types of memory - but some of the rest of the story suffered from poor pacing and incomplete characters. I didn't get a sense as to why Daniel loved Sophia/Constance/Lucy. Only because he's always known her? Or because he felt guilty about their first encounter? For a purported love story, there weren't many instances of the characters being in love. There was longing, there was obsession, but not a lot of love. If the story had presented a few past lives of Sophia and Daniel actually being in love, it would be easier to buy that she's the love of his lives. It seems they never really even knew each other, frankly. Thousands of years of not really knowing each other is not much of an emotional impact.

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