Remind Me Who I Am, Again

Remind Me Who I Am, Again

About the Book:

At the beginning of the 1990s, Linda Grant’s mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose’s illness and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them from Russia and Poland to New York and London. Writing with humour and great tenderness, Grant explores profound questions about memory, autonomy and identity, and asks if we can ever really know our parents.

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Published by Granta
Paperback | ISBN: 9781847082695 | RRP: £8.99

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‘Linda Grant’s book is an honest inquiry into a family of Jewish immigrants for whom identity was a self-made construct even before memory loss began to chip away at the truth. We can’t all identity with this struggle for assimilation but there is so much here I could identify with that I found the book gripping.’
– Lesley Garner, Scotland on Sunday

‘Written with an astonishing lack of self-pity; it is what she does not say about her own feelings that makes this one of the most powerful books I have ever read … It is heroic.’
The Herald (Glasgow)

Remind Me Who I Am, Again is a skilful, moving, even humorous book. It is more than an elegy for a lost mother or the charting of one human being’s decline that might make you weep for us all. It is an investigation of memory, which concludes that “Memory, I have come to understand, is everything, it’s life itself”.’
– Shena Mackay, Scotland on Sunday

‘This is a book about memory, above all, the memory of a family, and an individual’s place in it. It is about the pain of loss of memory, about the creation of it, about the manipulation of it. It is also an occasionally funny book, a sometimes happy book, a history book and a medical book.’
– Claire Rayner, New Statesman & Society