The Reminders is the story of an unlikely friendship between Gavin, a grief-stricken actor who’s just lost his partner, and Joan, a ten-year-old girl born with the uncanny ability to recall every day of her life in cinematic detail. When Gavin strikes a deal with Joan – help with a songwriting contest in exchange for sharing her memories of his partner, Sydney – the duo are set on a quest that forces Gavin to not only question the purity of his past with Sydney, but the course of his own future. Told in the alternating voices of these two irresistible characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship, and renewal.
Dubbed a "Renaissance Man" by the New York Post, Val Emmich is a writer, a singer-songwriter, and an actor. He's had recurring roles on Vinyl and Ugly Betty, as well as a memorable guest role as Tina Fey's coffee-boy fling, Jamie, on 30 Rock. Emmich lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his wife and their two children. The Reminders is his first novel.
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