Memory, the narrator of The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between the past and the present, Memory weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate and the treachery of memory.
When time is running out, every moment is precious... From the bestselling author The Summer of Impossible Things as featured in the ITV Zoe Ball Bookclub What would happen if your memory started to fade? When Claire writes her Memory Book, she knows it will soon be all her daughter and husband will have left of her. But how can she hold onto her past when her future is slipping through her fingers...? A Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Bookclub pick, The Memory Book is a beautiful novel of mothers and daughters, and what we will do for love. Over 300 5 reader reviews for this emotional uplifting novel: ´It completely blew me away´ ´One of the most strikingly beautiful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading´ ´So beautifully written, you can´t put it down!´ ´Memorable and enriching´ ´A book I will remember forever´ ´Moving and quite simply stunning´
With over two million copies sold and a ´´New York Times´´ bestseller, this is a classic guide to improving your memory with a simple, fail-safe memory system that will help increase effectiveness at school, work or at play.
Truman Capote´s boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text. The classic story of Truman Capote´s childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package. In celebration of A Christmas Memory´s enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck´s evocative watercolors and an audio CD narration by the venerable Celeste Holm (originator of the Ado Annie role in the 1943 Broadway hit ´´Oklahoma!´´ and an Academy Award-winning actress). Originally published in 1956, this is the story from Capote´s childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic. In its new size, it´s perfect for reading alone or reading aloud, or following along while listening to the audio version.