Author(s): Emily Barr
The new YA sensation you won't be able to forget. THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is an incredible page-turner of a novel, full of twists and turns, against the backdrop of obsessive first love. It will appeal to fans of WE WERE LIARS and readers of all ages who enjoy gripping commercial thrillers like BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr will be published by Penguin Random House in January 2017.
An extraordinarily moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lie, love and loss that manages to be both heart-breaking and life-affirming ... This is Barr's first novel for teenagers and it is as brave as Flora herself Daily Mail Clever and original with a unique heroine, this is a refreshing love story. A great YA read to start 2017. The Sun - Book of the Week Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable ... One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time. Jennifer Niven A winning mix of a John Green/ Rainbow Rowell-style sharpness and sensitivity, but underlined with a darker edge, belying the author's previous experience as a thriller writer ... a coming-of-age, finding-yourself-type novel which is, in turns, unsettling and uplifting. View
Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became BACKPACK, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world. THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.