A romance that stretches across centuries and past lives constitutes the core of Brashares’s varied second adult novel, the first in a planned. The latest from Ann Brashares, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a magical story of reincarnation and. In My Name is Memory, readers will trace Daniel and Lucy’s love over centuries and continents, intoxicated both by the pair’s passion and by Brashares’ rich.

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Once she is his brother’s wife, another time she is old enough to be his grandmother, but always she is oblivious to their deep history.

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He talks about love so much ky still sounds like a man, he is not pathetic or too dramatic like many other male characters these days. Louis in A.

It is worth noting, I think, that whilst Daniel is unquestionably in love with Lucy, he lives each of his life as his own person. But I hope your quest ends happily.

Is it advice he has followed? Brashaers I dont think any of you guys should naem it discourage you either. Did I leave anything out? Aug 17, Carrie Chaney rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Reviewed Girls Without a Bookshelf. What can I say, occasional melodrama amuses me. The Best Books of I loved the characters and the overall story that was told here Complete review to follow. After a while, I was all, ‘this is so damn depressing’.

Ben changes his physical shell he could be a male in one life cycle and became a female on the next and his entire self every time he was reborn to adapt to his new environment and new family. Images of beashares past were new and exciting to me. Perhaps, like Menory, you have endured the pain of it being unrequited.


On my second run through, I’d say that it’s good but the ending really gets me.

I won’t reiterate the synopsis but Daniel and Lucy’s story is a beautifully heart-breaking one. Want to Read saving…. At least for a little while. That night when they kiss, Lucy is frightened both by the images that come to her mind and by Daniel’s insistence in calling her Sophia. One of the themes of My Brasharess is Memory is our perspective on the value of the here-and-now and the passage of time.

Give them a reason, a history, to be complete a–es. Mary’s confession forces his own violent memories to the surface – betrayals and regrets as badly healed as his war wounds. What changes at the end that allows him to finally call her “Lucy”?

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Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia despite her changing name and form have been drawn together—and he remembers it all. It is a gift and a curse. Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the naje girl. With Lucy not being aware of her past lives, it read very much so far like she ‘belonged’ to Daniel without her consent. Logically speaking I shouldn’t have like this ny This book was an example of the wrong kind of open ending.

Sophia either winds up with another man or no one at all, but never with Daniel. Daniel can recall all of his previous lives, and he pursues his great love, Sophia, through the ages. For so many different xnn.

My Name Is Memory

Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. From Asia Minor to England and Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. So, that is why I decided to befriend Brashares’ newest work—a mistake on my part. They’re whiny, and they are so dang mopey. Not just in this life, but in my last life, and all my lives before.


If you brashxres how to love, you’ll never run out. Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer with her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Hardcoverpages.

She suddenly knew, just knew, ny he was soaking her in, that he was as parched as she was. That doesn’t mean I’m always inclined to dislike a romance novel if it is indeed enjoyable. Obviously, I cannot compare Brashares’ and Niffenegger’s writing styles and comprehend what compels people to make the comparison. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia despite her changing name and form have been drawn together-and he remembers it all.

Shortly after was the first time Sophia died Was their love really that strong that everything pales in comparison?

My Name Is Memory

There’s absolutely no substance or reason to their attraction. The story is compelling and allows you to consider the possibility of this type of after-life without imposing the viewpoint. The dialogue at many points was too cheesy. I looked forward to each chapter of Daniel’s narration and history while reading the present events and looked forward to the present while I was immersed in each of Daniel’s chapters.