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The Memory Jar

An evocative, powerful story of a girl seeking a way through tragedy . . .

Since the accident, Taylor’s memory has been fuzzy. But at least she’s awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy?
Will he remember that she tried to break up with him?

Taylor doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before—secrets wrapped in secrets—that she’d prefer be forgotten.

Facing choices she’d rather ignore, Taylor searches for something more solid than whispers and something bigger than blame to face the future and forgive herself.

Rights details

North American rights – Flux (April 2016)

Good news

A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2016


Starred review from Booklist

“With sensitivity and artful pacing, Hoole’s latest is a natural fit for fans of Sarah Dessen.”

Starred Review in Kirkus

“An intricately crafted story of teen pregnancy helmed by a bold, achingly real protagonist determined to decide her own fate.”

The Author

Elissa Hoole

Elissa Hoole’s debut novel, KISS THE MORNING STAR, grew from her love of Kerouac and was inspired by a road trip out West. It was chosen for the Rainbow Booklist at ALA in 2013. Her subsequent novels,  SOMETIMES NEVER, SOMETIMES ALWAYS and THE MEMORY JAR, were both published by Flux Llewellyn and have received strong reviews for their lyricism and insight.

She still suffers from acute wanderlust from time to time, but road trips now involve a mini-van and her two children. Elissa and her family live in northern Minnesota where she teaches middle school English, writes and acts.

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