Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509829415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 10/04/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: $17.99

"Heartfelt and charming; a book that goes down easy." Kirkus Review

Overcome with the loss of his boyfriend Sydney, Gavin Winters has set fire to every reminder in their home. A neighbour has captured the blaze on video, turning this little-known TV actor into a household name. Gavin flees LA for New Jersey, where he hopes that ten-year-old Joan, the daughter of a close friend, can reconnect him with the memories of Sydney he is now in danger of losing forever.

Joan was born with a rare ability to recall every single day of her life in perfect detail, and in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her write a song for a local competition. For Joan has had enough of being the girl who can't forget - she wants to be the girl who will never be forgotten . . .

Charming, beautifully observed, poignant and funny, The Reminders is an irresistible story of the unlikely friendship between a grief-stricken man who can't remember and a ten-year-old girl who can't forget.

Author Information

Val Emmich is truly a man of varied talents. As an actor, he's had recurring roles on HBO's Vinyl (produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger), Showtime's The Big C, ABC's Ugly Betty, and a memorable guest role as Tina Fey's coffee-boy fling, Jamie, on NBC's 30 Rock. He was the lead in the feature film Fighting Fish and has appeared in dozens of commercials. Emmich is also an award-winning recording artist who's released a dozen albums and toured the U.S. several times over. The Star-Ledger called him "one of the finest songwriters in the Garden State, [and] also one of the most prolific."