My Name is Memory is a multi-layered, intricate story about two lovers who have loved and lost over the centuries. Daniel has loved Sophia, in all her inceptions, for hundreds of years. He remembers each persona that Sophia adopts. Sophia, in present time, Lucy, does not have the same recall. Every time Daniel and Sophia come together and reveal their feelings, a malevolent force rips them apart. Ann Brashares throws the reader into the story immediately, with a full contingent of characters and plot that I felt was already in midstride. I figured out the mystery of what was keeping the two lovers apart pretty easily, but that did not detract from the story. There is a great deal of angst and grief that Daniel carries that Lucy offsets rather neatly. This is an enjoyable summer read.
The latest from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. For all the times that he and Sophia have been connected throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart.
But just when Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally awakens to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.