The Girl in the Mirror : Two Stories AND The Memory Maker Hardback
Two short stories - powerful, spooky and unforgettable.
Girl in the Mirror Lila knows how lucky she is to have found the man of her dreams.
But when a secret from her family's past comes to light on her wedding day, her destiny changes in the most unexpected of ways...The Memory Maker They say you never forget your first love.
But what happens when those cherished memories start to fade?
Some people would do anything to hold on to the past and, for one heartbroken man, that means finding a way to relive those precious moments...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 03/03/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007425037
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Review by krissa
The first story in this book was haunting. It still sticks with me now, and I find myself constantly still thinking about it. Lila is a young woman we follow, and in part her relationship with her grandmother. A terrible family secret comes to light on the day of her wedding (but it could have easily been any other day). It was creepy, but the wrap up was great and unexpected. Interesting resolution. One of the best short stories I have read in a long time.I have to say, I may have enjoyed the second one more if I read it first. Compared to the first, I had a lukewarm reaction to it. It is about a man who invents a machine the public queues for months to get to use. They call it the memory maker, but he hates that name. He hires a wonderful woman to assist him, as his ‘business’ has gotten out of hand. But really it is all about his struggle with life. And this one did very little to surprise me. I guess my expectations were high after the first one, and I wanted more.All in all, and enjoyable read, and I am never disappointed by Ahearn.