The Memory of Things
by Gae Polisher
published by: St. Martin's Griffin
expected publication date: September 6, 2016
Wow! A powerful coming of age story taking place around our Nation's biggest terrorist attack. This was hard to read. As an adult, who doesn't remember all the details of that day; where you were, how the day unfolded, where the members of your family were and getting everyone home safely? So, in that regard, I felt like the emotion in this novel just skimmed the surface. As I further contemplated the age group The Memory of Things is written for...the readers would have a child's memory if they're in college and no memory if still in High School. That is a very interesting audience. One I recognize well as my three boys span in age from 16-22.
I loved the book! I would totally add it to my collection, and I think it will be one of those sought after books for years to come. The Memory of Things is the unfolding story of Kyle and the girl with no name which parallels the unfolding story of the crumbling towers on 9-11 and the days following. Kudos to Gae Polisher for her heartfelt book that takes a horrific day in our history and weaves a fiction story for this next generation to contemplate and enjoy.
Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Griffin, and Gae Polisher for an early eBook to review.