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Book Review: Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern


Book Review Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

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The book synopsis for Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern book cover

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 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 déjà vu is overwhelming her and she can't figure out why…

Heart-warming, intriguing and thoughtful, this is a love story that will surprise you at every turn.

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Discussing Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Quotes from Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

“sometimes we need all the glue we can get, just to hold ourselves together.”

“To new beginnings. To the pursuit of...somethingness.”

“I'm never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed. I'm OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart.”

“What was that thing that could make two people promise one another to spend every day of the rest of their lives together? Ah,I found it. It was a thing called love. A small simple word.”

“Close your eyes and stare into the dark.”

“It's like my garden, love. Everything grows. Including love. And with that growing everyday how can you expect missing her to ever fade away? Everything builds, including our ability to cope with it. That's how we keep going.”

“Slow down. Stop trying to do everything now, now, now. Hold up the people behind you for all you care, feel them kicking at your heels but maintain your pace. Don't let anybody dictate your speed.”

“The first day of the rest of my life, and I’m not sure I want to be here. I know I should be thanking somebody for this, but I really don’t feel like it. Instead, I wish they hadn’t bothered.”

“Explaining one's recent loss as more of a continuous journey rather than a dead end, giving one of the invaluable opportunity to gain strength and learn about oneself, and thereby turning this terribly tragic affair into something hugely positive.”

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Want to know what others thought about this book? Check out these book reviews:

  • "I’ve read quite a few of Ahern’s books and some of them are serious, melodramatic, and purely sentimental. But Thanks for the Memories is a mix of everything – humor, pain, and imagination." Full review by Donna Daydreams here.

  • "The writing is accessible (you won’t need a dictionary) and the storyline passable (although I really hope nobody is deterred from donating blood in the thought that they’ll pass on their memories)." Full review by Sam Still Reading here

  • "Cecelia Ahern has a remarkable gift for creating unusual scenarios and making them seem believable, at least while reading the book. Recommended, if you don't mind suspending reality for a while." Full review by Sue's Book Reviews here.


Book Review Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

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