Monday, September 17, 2012

What is Emily Colin reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief.

Her entry begins:
At the moment, I am reading several books simultaneously, more by accident than design. A small sampling: Staying overnight at an author’s cottage after my first reading for The Memory Thief, I discovered Marc Lewis’ Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs. I’ve always had a strong interest in psychology and neuroscience—it’s what I studied as an undergraduate—and something about this book drew me. It’s an accessible combination of memoir and science, and Lewis’ style is both frank and...[read on]
About The Memory Thief, from the publisher:
In Emily Colin’s exquisite debut novel, perfect for the fans of Kristin Hannah, one man’s vow to his wife sparks a remarkable journey that tests the pull of memory and reaffirms the bonds of love.

Before Madeleine Kimble’s mountaineer husband, Aidan, climbs Mount McKinley’s south face, he makes her a solemn vow: I will come back to you. But late one night, Maddie gets the devastating news that Aidan has died in an avalanche, leaving her to care for their son—a small boy with a very big secret. The call comes from J.C., Aidan’s best friend and fellow climber, whose grief is seasoned with survivor’s guilt . . . and something more. J.C. has loved Maddie for years, but he never wanted his chance with her to come at so terrible a cost.

Across the country, Nicholas Sullivan wakes from a motorcycle crash with his memory wiped clean. Yet his dreams are haunted by visions of a mysterious woman and a young boy, neither of whom he has ever met. Convinced that these strangers hold the answers he seeks, Nicholas leaves everything behind to find them. What he discovers will require a leap of faith that will change all of their lives forever.
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--Marshal Zeringue