The Rosie Project meets Tell the Wolves I'm Home in this endearing debut about what happens when a girl who can't forget befriends a man who's desperate to remember.
Grief-stricken over his partner's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder of the couple's relationship in their Los Angeles home before fleeing for New Jersey. There, he hopes that his friend's ten-year-old daughter, Joan, born with a rare ability to recall each moment of her life in cinematic detail, will help him hold on to the memory of his beloved Sydney.
Gutsy, sharp-tongued, and wise beyond her years, Joan is the girl who can't forget, but what she wants more than anything is to be the girl who can't be forgotten.
Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of the half-dozen times Sydney visited her family, Gavin will help Joan win a local songwriting contest she's convinced could make her unforgettable. The unlikely duo sets off on their quest until Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months, forcing Gavin to question not only the purity of his past with Sydney but the course of his own immediate future.
Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.