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A romance that stretches across centuries and past lives constitutes the core of Brashares’s varied second adult novel, the first in a planned. The latest from Ann Brashares, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a magical story of reincarnation and. In My Name is Memory, readers will trace Daniel and Lucy’s love over centuries and continents, intoxicated both by the pair’s passion and by Brashares’ rich.

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They haven’t been together long, but Mike’s pretty sure that, this time, it’s the real deal. The complexity of Daniel’s memory is engaging and intensely captivating, and as more of his history is introduced I was felt I was being enlightened to a philosophical, cosmic law. View Full Version of PW. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted.

Give them a reason, a history, to be complete a–es. My stars have been adjusted accordingly and I look forward to the next installment! Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

My Name is Memory

I see this question was posted a year ago, but if you have not read either yet my pick would be “Memory”. View all 4 comments. I like the role of women in the story: Two narrators were used, which helped immensely.

A love always too short. She drew in her breath, astonished that he would put his mouth on hers. Logically speaking I shouldn’t have like this book In a way, I think the latter surpasses many of the characters I have come to admire; there is respectability and a sort of magnetic admirability in Daniel that I rarely, if ever, find in others.


I expected an ambiguous ending, but I can’t say I am exactly eager to grab the next book in the trilogy. Daniel who is able to remember those live No big deal, that blubbering heap over there is just me after finishing My Name Is Memory trying to put my heart back together.

Brashares made it too long of a process of Lucy and Daniel finally meeting up again the near misses and being miserable without each other for so long was just not necessary. His accounts are tethered by the same forces that have always driven the human race: I read about them in books like everybody else.

I really, really, really hated the part where he took his own life with the hopes of being reborn again with Sophia perhaps within the same age range. Maybe because there is no talk of religion or because there is no hand of God in any of these happenings.

In his third mwmory in Constantinople Daniel can remember his previous two lives and has two chance meetings with a woman he recognizes as being the reincarnation of the girl he had killed in A.

If you know how to love, you’ll never run out.

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How much of her response do you think comes from fear? I liked its originality, its way of connecting various centuries together and its creativity, but I think the romance really took over the story to the point where there was hardy a story brasharrs to tell.


Maar tegen het einde vond ik het verhaal wel weer beter, maar toen kwam het einde en dat viel weer heel erg brasjares. Books by Ann Brashares.

Ann Brashares creates an enchanting romantic world Jun 26, Christina – Traveling Sister rated it it was amazing.

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Basically, I have nothing good to say about this book. While he can recall past lives Joaquim does not have the ability to recognize other memofy souls” and so is not aware Daniel that he knew Daniel mrmory nor who Sophia was in an earlier life.

Say it with me: I know that finding true love is never easy. With each new life, he seeks to find a young woman he is haunted by from his first life, Sophia.

Do you think she wants to believe him? What I would have liked: We are tossed to and fro throughout the ages clinging to the memories of Daniel — a soul who is both blessed and cursed with the incredbile ability to remember all of his many lives as he is reincarnated over centuries.