Thanks for the Memories

Kobo ebook | September 4, 2008

byCecelia Ahern

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A compelling and perceptive tale of intimacy, memory and relationships from the No. 1 bestselling author. How can you know someone you’ve never met? Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn't. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair. 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 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 …

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A compelling and perceptive tale of intimacy, memory and relationships from the No. 1 bestselling author. How can you know someone you’ve never met? Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn't. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 4, 2008Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007283342

ISBN - 13:9780007283347

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thanks for the memories Another good book by Cecelia Ahern. It was a bit predictable and I don't think I would ever read it again but it was a nice light read.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Didn't enjoy this one of Ahern's book. Ended up not even reading to the end.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good author Slow to start and confusing, but an interesting story. Good characters. I would read more of this authors books.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uplifting and Emotional I enjoyed this book for the most part, although I couldn't get into it right away. But I quickly fell in love with the story as well as the characters, and the struggle they went through to get over painful moments. A wonderful Ahern novel to go with her other great books.
Date published: 2009-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thanks for the Memories... The novel opens with the main character, Joyce Conway, lying at the bottom of a staircase. She’s fallen, and she’s pregnant and unsure of whether she’s lost her child and whether she will lose her own life. Then she hears her dad’s voice urging her to hang on for her life. He calls an ambulance and holds her hand as he cries. She opens her eyes. Then we go back a month in time, to a lecture hall in Dublin.This is where we first meet a professor named Justin Hitchcock, who is invited by a female professor named Sarah to go on a date- a donation to the blood drive followed by drinks. He later tells his daughter on the phone that since blood donations are anonymous there is no point in saving someone’s life is they won’t know who saved them. He does however end up at the blood drive and donates blood. “He doesn’t want it to go to some stranger, he almost wants to bring it to the hospital himself, survey the wards and present it to someone he really cares about, someone special, for it’s the first thing to come straight from his heart in a very long time.” The novel goes back to the present day- Joyce is in a hospital bed waking up and her dad is in the room with her. Her dad is seventy-five years old and lost his wife ten years ago. She is having trouble accepting what has just happened and is basically in shock. Her dad tells her that she has lost a lot of blood, that she’s had a blood transfusion, and that she has lost her baby. She starts to tell him information about the architecture of the hospital, but has no idea what she is talking about. The information is coming to her naturally but she does not understand how she knows it or where the feeling is coming from. It feels like a strange kind of déjà vu to her. She tells her dad that she wants to leave the hospital and get her hair cut. Justin is taking a taxi to the airport and asks the cab driver to pull over at a hair salon at the same time that Joyce and her dad are taking a taxi back home. She asks the cab driver to pull over at the same hair salon saying that her hair is bothering her in her face and she can’t take it anymore. Justin & Joyce get out of their cabs and enter the hair salon. They notice each other and Joyce gets a weird feeling from looking at him. She gets her haircut short and finds it theraputic. Joyce continues to remember things that she shouldn't. She knows about places she's never been to, dreams about a little girl she's never met. Her marriage is ending and her life feels like a mess, and she moves back in with her dad. The strong deja vu continues and Joyce needs to figure out why...
Date published: 2009-03-05