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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006170623X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061706233
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,603,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Contrivance and a multitude of sitcom mixups drive Ahern's fifth novel. When Joyce Conway gets a blood transfusion after a tragic accident that caused her to miscarry, she strangely picks up the memories of her donor. Upon release from the hospital, she moves in with her father to try to cope with her impending divorce and the loss of her baby, but ends up instead on a wild goose chase after feeling a connection with a mysterious, smoldering stranger in a hair salon. Their relationship is obvious to the reader immediately, which makes the following several hundred pages a less than satisfying exercise in delaying the inevitable. Fans of Ahern's earlier work won't be disappointed with the fairy tale–like feeling, but readers not already in the fold might not stick around to the obvious conclusion. (Apr.)
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From Booklist

A hurried trip down a flight of stairs in her home costs Joyce Conway the thing she wanted most: her baby. A blood transfusion saves her life, but after Joyce wakes up, she finds herself with knowledge and memories she knows aren’t her own. As her marriage falls apart, Joyce becomes fixated on two things—a handsome American man named Justin she met the day she got out of the hospital, and finding out who donated the blood—and she finds herself on a quest for both. If Ahern’s last novel, the wonderful There’s No Place Like Here (2008), was among her best, this latest entry is one of her weaker offerings. The lead characters are thin, and in the case of Joyce’s father, downright annoying, and the games Joyce plays wear a little thin. Still, Ahern devotees will enjoy the magical connection that springs up between Joyce and Justin, and will keep turning the pages to find out if the two can make their way to a happy ending together. --Kristine Huntley

More About the Author

Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers P.S. I Love You; Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; and The Gift. The daughter of Ireland's former prime minister, she lives in Dublin.

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The plot concept was way too far a stretch.
Depsy Lady
If you like chit lit then I wholly recommend this book, it's by far the best example I've read in a long time and it really will brighten up your day.
BookBliss
Laugh out loud funny, but tender and loving... this is a wonderful read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Marino on April 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Although I personally prefer fiction set in reality, Miss Aherns captures your interest from the first page through her wit, humor, and vulnerability. The main character, Joyce, has a beautiful, loving relationship with her elderly father that will warm your heart. Her knowledge and understanding of the elderly is admirable. Her adventures are exciting and impulsive. This is a book you'll never want to finish.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dcbooklover on January 7, 2011
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I have loved all of Cecelia Ahern's books. For some reason, this one was just too unrealistic for me. It is about a woman who gets into a horrible accident and, as the result of a blood transfusion, suddenly has memories she doesn't recognize, which turn out to be from the blood donor. The two feel an unexplained connection to one another as a result. I love a touch of magic but I just couldn't really buy the basic plot premise of this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I felt the book was ok. It's definitely not one that I would jump to read again any time soon. There was very little character development or really any personalities portrayed by the title characters. I found that my favorite character was Joyce's senile father, as he was the only one that was given an interesting personality. The book kind of read as a short story that just happened to be of novel length, if that makes any sense.

That being said, the book was still a page turner and as far as chic-lit goes it does go with the happy ending. I still kind of liked it, just didn't LOVE it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Stout TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
I like Cecelia Ahern's style of writing, her fanciful humor, wonderful characters and have read all of her books. I liked "Thanks For The Memories" and the whole concept behind it. What if you got a blood transfusion (or an organ transplant for that matter) and all of a sudden gained the memories of the donor? In this case, it worked out fine for Joyce Conway, although a bit disconcerting. (I can imagine gaining some people's memories I would NOT want to have, though. Another book there...)

I especially liked Joyce's Dad - quite a character. Their trip to London reminded me of my mother's first air flight. I liked the Viking Splash excursion, the Antiques Roadshow visit, and all the quirky characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandra J. Long on September 24, 2011
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It's a good story, but it could have been much better with fewer words. I found myself saying to the book, go on, get to the point, stop this killing time with useless words. I finally just started skipping to get back to what was happening
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BookBliss on May 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you need to be cheered up then you need to read this book.

Yes, the plot is far fetched; following an accident Joyce wakes up with memories and knowledge of many things that she has never actually experienced. This book follows Joyce's search for answers as to where these memories have come from as she drags her elderly father along with her.

My mum recommended this book to me, I'd bought it for her so she had somethign to read while my dad was seriously ill in hospital and she needed something to cheer her up - if I'd known what it was about and some of the references in it, I probalby wouldn't have chosen it. However it worked and helped fill the nights when she couldn't sleep. It managed to make her laugh when it seemed that everything else was falling apart.

I've since read the book and have found myself crying with laughter on a regular basis.

If you like chit lit then I wholly recommend this book, it's by far the best example I've read in a long time and it really will brighten up your day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Hale on March 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book in the beginning, but after the first couple chapters I was hooked! Ahern has a great sense of humor and I was laughing throughout this book, eager to see what came next in Joyce's journey to find love. Judge for yourself and not by what you've read here, I honestly feel each person will find their own part of this book they truly enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guillermo Amaro on February 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book blends elements of a suspense novel with romance, adventure and friendship, but it also touches a deeper plane submerging in topics such as grief, loss, and mental confusion, bringing two strangers together after an accident.
Joyce Conway's marriage is already in shambles and she nearly lost everything else but she survived a horrible accident that left her hospitalized and after the life saving blood transfusion she received, she now can inexplicably remember faces she's never seen, parisian streets she's never visited and overwhelming amounts of information on art, architecture, languages, paintings, etc. Her favorite foods suddenly change and she orders stuff she'd never ever ordered before in her life. She is haunted by a sense of Deja Vu that makes her feel as if her life is not her own.
Her blood doner, Justin Hitchcock, is a lonely man who hasn't done anything straight from his heart in a very long time. His wife and daughter are gone and he is left feeling empty and lecturing bored college students in Dublin, but everything is about to change with the arrival of a basket of muffins with a Thank You note enclosed - the first in a series of anonymous presents that will push him into the heart of a mystery that will forever alter both Julian's and Jooyce's lives.
This book makes you think of stories of people who have received an organ or blood and with them a magical piece of the doner's life memories, feelings and fears.
Interesting, unusual and hopeful.
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