The Memory of Things

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Wednesday Books
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
GAE POLISNER is the award-winning author of The Summer of Letting Go (Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2014, Teen Ink Editor's Choice Badge of Approval) and The Pull of Gravity (2012 Bank Street Best, 2012 PSLA Top Forty, Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2011). She also co-hosts Teachers Write!, a virtual writers camp for teachers and educators. She lives in Long Island, New York with her family.

"[A] gripping, emotional story set in the part of history we'll never forget, even if sometimes we wish we could." --New York Daily News

"Kyle is a winning protagonist whose responses to 9/11 and its effects on the people he loves feel completely believable and intensely relatable." --Christian Science Monitor

"Powerful, frightening, sad, and impossible to look away from, The Memory of Things is ultimately filled with love and hope. This is a truly remarkable, unforgettably moving book." --Andrew Smith, Printz Honor-winning author of Grasshopper Jungle

"...a touching look at the power of selflessness, memory, and hope in the face of tragedy."- Booklist

"A love letter to the New Yorkers who rallied together, this is also an exploration of the intense bonds that form during a crisis. Detailed and well-researched, it's sure to make young readers curious about those unforgettable days after the twin towers fell. A fictional but realistic tale of how two New York City teens survived the unthinkable together." - Kirkus

"[An] ultimately hopeful offering. A poignant novel for all YA collections." - School Library Journal

"Lyrical, devastating, extraordinary, and full of heart, The Memory of Things reminds us that in our darkest times, there is so much light to be found in the human spirit. It is, of course, a love letter to New York, but more importantly, it is a love letter to human beings, one that masterfully weaves hope through pain, loss, solace, and connection. " - C. Desir, author of Other Broken Things and Bleed Like Me

"An absolute gem... This one is going to be around for a LONG time." - Chris Crutcher, Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of Deadline and Whale Talk

"We know what happened on 9/11. What remains a mystery and a wonder is how life goes on in the face of such darkness. The Memory of Things is a story about where people find their light, and how it shines through all the places we've been broken. Heartfelt, hopeful, this is a story fed by humanity and the enduring human spirit." - Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death

"A poetic and hypnotizing portrait of compassion." - Kate Scelsa, author of Fans of the Impossible Life