Advance Praise for THE MEMORY OF THINGS:
"Gae Polisner's beautiful and poetic The Memory of Things shows us the enduring resilience of human connections. 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
"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
"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
"A poetic and hypnotizing portrait of compassion."
- Kate Scelsa, author of Fans of the Impossible Life
"...a touching look at the power of selflessness, memory, and hope in the face of tragedy."