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Thanks For The Memories (Paperback) Loot Price: R211
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Thanks For The Memories (Paperback)

Cecelia Ahern

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Bestselling Irish author Ahern (There's No Place Like Here, 2008, etc.) is at it again with a tale of deja vu via blood transfusions.The novel opens with Joyce lying at the bottom of her stairs and bleeding, barely conscious but knowing the worst - this fall has cost her her pregnancy. When she wakes in the hospital her dear old dad is there, though husband Conor is away on business and his less-than-prompt return bodes ill for the relationship - in fact, Joyce dispatches with her loveless marriage soon after returning to her childhood home. Loss of her baby (devastating as she's been trying for years) and imminent divorce (less devastating as Conor, away most of the year on business, will hardly be missed) is not the only upheaval in Joyce's life. She's just not quite the same person - she now eats meat, speaks fluent Italian, has a vast knowledge of European art and architecture and, creepiest of all, has someone else's memories. Little does she know that a month prior, dashing American Justin Hitchcock (you guessed it - visiting lecturer at Trinity College on European art and architecture) donated a pint of his blood, which she received at the emergency room. Over time, the two bump into each other at a hair salon; he sees her on television; he sees her riding a tour bus in London; she sees him at the ballet. At each sighting and ensuing missed opportunity, they feel an inexplicable connection, a kind of love at first sight. Though the reader is certainly expected to root for their romance, the essential relationship of the novel is between Joyce and her aged father. Not only are the two together for most of the novel, their relationship is tender and funny and far more authentic than the rather odd premise of Joyce and Justin's destiny.Ahern's nice comic timing and affectionate portrayal of a father and daughter saves this from becoming just another (slightly weird) chick-lit romance. (Kirkus Reviews)

How is it possible to know someone you've never met?

With her marriage already in pieces, Joyce Conway nearly lost everything else. But she survived the terrible accident that left her hospitalized--and now, inexplicably, she can remember faces she has never seen, cobblestone Parisian streets she's never visited. A sudden, overwhelming sense of dEjA vu has Joyce feeling as if her life is not her own.

Justin Hitchcock's decision to donate blood was the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. He chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London--and now, restless and lonely, he lectures to bored college students in Dublin. But everything is about to change with the arrival of a basket of muffins with a thank-you note enclosed--the first in a series of anonymous presents that will launch Justin into the heart of a mystery . . . and alter two lives forever.

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Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2008
Authors: Cecelia Ahern
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 489
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-723369-4
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-00-723369-8
Barcode: 9780007233694

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