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Author: Emily Barr Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781524774783
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It’s not a lie if you can’t remember the truth.

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So, when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world—in Svalbard, Norway—Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.

But will following Drake be the key to unlocking Flora’s memory? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems?

Already a bestselling debut in the UK, this unforgettable novel is Memento meets We Were Liars and will have you racing through the pages to unravel the truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Nicola Barber voices the confusion and caution of seventeen-year-old Flora Banks…Barber represents her continual frustration as she repeats phrases again and again, trying to interpret their meaning.”


  • "[A] remarkable odyssey…an enthralling story…[and] a deftly, compassionately written mystery.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Mingles Oliver Sacks–like scientific curiosity with Arctic adventure in a YA novel in a way that’s equally unsettling, winsome, and terrifying.”

    Horn Book Guide (starred review)

  • “An icily atmospheric story…[a] page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Flora’s situation may be singular, but her desire for autonomy should speak loudly to teens in the midst of their own journeys into adulthood.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ultimately, this title will leave readers with a sense of hope and faith in the human spirit…A strong choice for YA shelves.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The book is filled with careful, meaningful repetition as Flora rereads her notes, trying to make sense of the ever-changing world in which she lives. The sense of urgency and panic in the moments when she cannot recall where she is or what she is doing are nerve-racking, creating a tension that makes readers keep turning the pages.”


  • “An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one’s own agency.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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About the Author

Emily Barr began her career as a journalist at London’s Guardian newspaper before realizing that she was drawn more toward books. After taking a year to go backpacking for a column assignment, she returned home with the idea for her first book, the bestseller Backpack. She has since written numerous books for adults as well as a novel for young adults, The One Memory of Flora Banks.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, is an Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. She is also an Audie finalist in the prestigious category of solo female narrationfor her work on Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. She has performed on the stage in New York City and at a number of top regional theaters in the United States. Her film and television roles include The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson, and Law & Order’s 2009 season premiere. Originally from England, she currently resides in New York, a multicultural background that enables her to bring a broad range of accents and characterizations to her role as a full-time voice-over actor.