Daniel can remember lifetime after lifetime after lifetime. He has had countless different lives in countless different places, meeting countless different people – and Sophia. He meets Sophia, or the reincarnated version of her, in many of his lives. He loves her desperately, but they have never been able to make a life together. She does not remember him from one lifetime to another, and so Daniel must find her and make her fall in love with him over and over again.
Only it’s not quite that simple (not that that sounds all that simple, really). Often Sophia is significantly older or younger than he is. Sometimes they live so far apart that he cannot find her. Sometimes she is right under his nose, but married to his brother. That’s probably the worst – being so close but unable to touch her. This time, though, Daniel is sure that they’ll get it right. He and Lucy both attend the same high school, and this time, when he tells her who he is (and who she is), she’ll understand and they can be together. Until he fudges things, and she never wants to see him again.
Daniel must win Lucy back, and deal with an unexpected problem from their past, before he loses her to another lifetime. My Name is Memory appealed to me in the same way as The Time Traveler’s Wife, and fans of that book will find much to enjoy here. Although this can be read as a stand-alone novel, it was meant to be the first of a trilogy. A sequel has yet to be approved for publication, however, so Ms. Brashares encourages readers to spread the word (duly noted and done!) so that the rest of Daniel and Lucy’s story can be told.
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