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The Song Remains the Same

Allison Winn Scotch


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Digital Audiobook (4/11/2012)
Hardcover (4/12/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/6/2012)


She's a wife, a sister, a daughter but she remembers nothing. Now she must ask herself who she is and choose which stories and storytellers to trust. One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes up in the hospital with no memory of it, or who she is, or was. Now she must piece together both body and mind with the help of family and friends who have their own agendas. Although Nell can t remember all that came before, something just doesn t sit right with the versions of her history given by her mother, her sister, and her husband.
Desperate for a key to unlock her past, she filters through photos, art, music, and stories, hoping that something will jog her memory, and soon, in tiny bits and pieces, Nell starts remembering. . . .
From the New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life comes a novel that asks: Who are we without our memories? How much of our future is defined by our past?

Praise For The Song Remains the Same

"Funny, poignant, and absorbing." —J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine and Commencement
"A devastating portrait of one woman's struggle to regain her memory. Allison Winn Scotch's novel The Song Remains the Same takes on fascinating emotional terrain--the decision between dredging up the past, or wiping the slate clean and starting over.  I can't remember becoming so engrossed in a novel so quickly or feeling so satisfied at the end."— Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Island

"From the first pages I was hooked. Nell is a heroine you will cheer for; and long remember after finishing the book!"—Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

"Scotch has drawn a fully three-dimensional heroine in Nell, and the story's pacing eprfectly mirrors the protagonist's increasing rate of self-discovery...With shades of Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me? and Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot, this novel is a breezy yet introspective examination of one woman's newfound history."—Booklist

"Winn Scotch vividly illustrates the confusion, frustration, and danger of not being able to remember or trust...Readers will love Nell and won't be able to put the book down until they know how much of her past she wants to bring into her future."—Publishers Weekly

"Scotch...crafts a plausible story, complete with a capable and prickly protagonist, that doesn't resort to any movie-of-the-week amnesia cliches. A dry-eyed, modern take on healing and forgiveness."—Kirkus Reviews

"Readers who appreciate women's fiction that investigates serious themes will enjoy Scotch's fine novel. Reading groups will find much to discuss as well."—Library Journal

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425253359, 339pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2012

About the Author

Allison Winn Scotch is the New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life. A former freelance magazine writer, she has written for Glamour, Parents, and Men s Health."