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Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Thanks for the Memories

by Cecelia Ahern

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2.5 stars rounded up to 3.

A cute story with aspects of magical realism. It's a rather easy read with a happy ending. So a nice way to relax on a Sunday. I gave a lower rating (rounding up to 3) because the story was longer than it needed to be. I found too much fluff had me skimming pages. It felt like this had been a short story, pulled into a novel, and then stretched a bit more to cram everything possible into it. The story touched on ideas and themes about life, death, and human connections, but it never gave more than a fleeting glance at them, leaving me with a shallow, unfulfilled feeling at the end. But I enjoyed it for what it was.
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  wanderinglynn | Mar 22, 2018 |
I was not in the mood for the mushy bits, where Joyce is dealing with the grief of losing her baby, and the decidedly unhelpful friends and family that manage to keep her from meeting Justin seem awfully contrived. Still, I like the premise of blood transfusions transferring memories, even if this is highly unlikely to work in the real world. I wished that Joyce made better use of her new knowledge, maybe giving up real estate to be a professional tour guide or becoming a specialist in historical buildings within the real estate world. Granted, she had just gone through a traumatic experience, one which she bounced back from impossibly quickly, so her inability to deal with her new knowledge in a more productive manner might be excusable. Justin seemed pretty pathetic, considering his professional accomplishments, which may have made it easier for him to be pushed around by his friends and family, but which made his character seem inconsistent. So, while I liked the story, overall, it didn't really sell me on giving it 5 stars. Still, this was a fun book. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
Can you know someone that you have never met but are connected through two random acts? Find out in this intriguing novel about two people needing and finding the perfect person for them. Available in print & audio CD at your library or electronic audiobook from Overdrive and Hoopla.
  mcmlsbookbutler | May 26, 2017 |
ok book ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 1, 2016 |
enjoyed this and found it very uplifting ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
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Dedicated, with love, to my grandparents, Olive & Raphael Kelly and Julia & Con Ahern, Thanks for the Memories
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How can you know someone you've never met? That's the question haunting Joyce Conway these days. Recovering from a terrible accident and with her marriage in pieces, Joyce is suddenly plagued by an overwhelming sense of deja vu that makes her feel as if the life she's living is not her own. During the day she has vivid memories of things she's never seen - such as cobblestoned Parisian streets she's never visited - and at night she dreams of a little girl she's sure she's never met. Joyce is convinced she's lost her mind... until a series of coincidences leads her on a journey to meet the one person who may hold the answer she needs. Someone's life could be depending on you right now... That's the pitch that finally persuades Justin Hitchcock to donate blood - the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. Restless and lonely, Justin chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London, and now he's in Dublin, guest-lecturing to bored college students. When he receives a basket of muffins with a thank-you note attached, he's sure someone's playing a joke on him, but then the presents keep coming. Intrigued, Justin is determined to solve the mystery - a quest that will change his life forever.
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How can you know someone you've never met? Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood. It's the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. When Joyce Conway leaves the hospital after a terrible accident, with her life and her marriage in pieces, she moves back in with her elderly father. All the while, a strong sense of deja vu is overwhelming her and she can't figure out why.… (more)

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