A Call to Mind

A Call to Mind

by Veronica Cherry

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Overview

Have our ancestors genetically passed on their lifelong repetitive memories so we may adapt to the environment and in turn pass on our collective repetitive memories? The psychiatrist in this novel is willing to perform an illegal experiment to prove genetic memory exists. He discovers a human gene that produces a specific protein that enhances long-term memory. As a by-product of his find, he hopes to prove ancestral memories are inheribable and influence behavior. He needs to test the hypothesis in order to claim his copied gene can generate ancestral memories.
Time and money prevent the doctor from legally conducting his experiment, so he finds an unsuspecting young male as his subject. The trial is a success except for one variable. The antiquated memories have not had time to intergrate with the young man's brain so they unravel with unpredictable outcomes. Although the young man's escapades are thrilling, he is led to believe he suffers from a personality disorder. Emotional support alone from his friend or a childhood sweetheart, whose hope to rekindle their romance, cannot overcome his predicament. In the end will he direct his own destiny?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011807107
Publisher: Gallant Books
Publication date: 10/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 283
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Veronica Cherry left nursing to write full-time. Her works include a non-fiction autobiography titled By Hook or By Crook. She also wrote an article for a sports magazine and a research paper for a major pharmaceutical company. Currently, she completed writing an action/adventure historical novel titled, Aboard the Pirate: Roving the West Indies.

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A Call to Mind 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Goat Allen is the editor of Barnes & Noble's Explorations science fiction/fantasy book review, and notes: The clever, tightly woven plot and competent use of dialogue power the story along to its (albeit predictable) conclusion. And while the medical and ethical aspects of the plot are the primary focus throughout, Cherry does a proficient job of threading the volatile relationship between Jessie and Chris into the story line. This realistic-and intensely interesting - relationship hooks the reader on an emotional level and, together with the primary plot line, makes for a fast-paced and surprisingly entertaining read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Midwest Book Review notes Veronica Cherry's A Call to Mind is a dramatically written novel arising from unethical medical practice and an individual's struggle in coming to terms with the consequences. A doctor hoping to prove that genetic memories passed down from ancestors influence human behavior experiments on an unsuspecting young man. Emerging with unpredictable memories and tendencies influencing his actions, the young man comes to believe he has a personality disorder. In the end, he must grapple with destiny on his own in this powerful crafted and highly recommended saga of internal conflict.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. A combination of medical thriller and psychological drama, 'A Call To Mind' tells the story of an obsessed psychiatrist who conducts an illegal experiment to prove the existence of genetically inherited memories. His unwitting subject, driven by memories passed down from his ancestors, gets into harrowing situations that are unexplainable to those around him and that threaten his life and sanity.