The Memory Book: A Novel

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Phoebe Lange has it all--a Master's Degree, an adoring fiancé, and a future with unlimited possibilities--but something is missing. Orphaned at age five and raised by her grandmother, Phoebe longs for a past and a sense of connectedness, but it is not until she stumbles upon a scrapbook dating back to the 1920's that she discovers a terrible secret about her family's history which triggers an identity crisis. Phoebe becomes obsessed with the mysterious ancestor, also named Phoebe Lange, whom she is convinced is ...
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Overview

Phoebe Lange has it all--a Master's Degree, an adoring fiancé, and a future with unlimited possibilities--but something is missing. Orphaned at age five and raised by her grandmother, Phoebe longs for a past and a sense of connectedness, but it is not until she stumbles upon a scrapbook dating back to the 1920's that she discovers a terrible secret about her family's history which triggers an identity crisis. Phoebe becomes obsessed with the mysterious ancestor, also named Phoebe Lange, whom she is convinced is the key to answering the questions that have plagued her. But the answers may not be what she has in mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849944659
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/7/2004
  • Edition description: A Novel
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 841,041
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Penelope J. Stokes is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bottle Club, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Treasure Box, The Wishing Jar and The Memory Book. She holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature and was a college professor for 12 years before leaving the classroom to write full-time. Stokes resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her website at www.penelopejstokes.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2002

    One of the best reads of my year...

    The Memory Book by Penelope Stokes - The Memory Book is a tragic story of family secrets and how those secrets affect the generations to follow. What I loved about this novel was how intricately Ms. Stokes linked family members to each other though their paths never crossed. I literally gasped aloud at the twist in this plot. Everything in this novel fits perfectly together, making it one of the best reads of my year.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    The Memory Book by Penelope J. Stokes 6448715 Janie R. Freeman'

    The Memory Book
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    Janie R. Freeman's review
    Apr 03, 13 · edit

    5 of 5 stars
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    Read from March 30 to April 01, 2013


    This was a remarkable story about a dysfunctional family that went back four generations, and how healing finally took place. There is a key element that one of the characters discovers, that changes her life and the life of others. And now I won't say anymore-don't want to spoil the story for you all.

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  • Posted December 25, 2009

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    Fairly Good Read

    Wandered across this book in my really small and dull library, looked pretty good so I decided to read it. It's about a young girl, who has a fiancee and best friend, find out some interesting information about her past through a old journal log that was her Grandmothers and takes her back to the heart of some problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    A thriller!

    This book is quite a ride! It pulls you in from the beginning and takes you around every twist and turn!

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