You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin

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"Beautiful, brainy, and offbeat" (Entertainment Weekly), a perfect sophisticated summer read.

By turns funny, charming, and tragic, Rosecrans Baldwin's debut novel introduces leading Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Victor Aaron, who spends his days alternating between long hours in the lab and running through memories of his late wife, Sara. He's preserved their marriage as a perfect, if tumultuous, duet between two opposite but compatible souls. Until the day he discovers a series of index cards in Sara's handwriting that chronicle the major "changes in direction of their marriage." Suddenly this eminent memory expert finds his faith in memory itself unraveling, and he must, along with his support network of strong women-from his lab assistant to Aunt Betsy, the doddering doyenne of the island where they all live-determine a way to move on.

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About Rosecrans Baldwin

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Rosecrans Baldwin's first novel, You Lost Me There, was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2010, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, and a Time and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of Summer 2010. He is a cofounder of the online magazine The Morning News.
 
Published August 12, 2010 by Riverhead. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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In this flaccid first novel, a scientist picks through memories of his marriage to a writer.

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The New York Times

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In this first novel, a widowed research scientist tries to solve the puzzle of his marriage.

Aug 20 2010 | Read Full Review of You Lost Me There

The New York Times

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In this first novel, a widowed research scientist tries to solve the puzzle of his marriage.

Aug 20 2010 | Read Full Review of You Lost Me There

Publishers Weekly

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A famed neuroscientist learns potent lessons about the fallibility of memory in Baldwin's underwhelming debut, a highbrow melodrama that stretches for resonance and is narrated by noted Alzheimer's re

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A solid debut novel delves into memory and monotony.

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The Washington Post

Though most of the novel is told by Victor, we get snatches of prose in Sara's voice, which Baldwin does so nicely that it's frustrating that we get to hear from her only a few times.

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Open Letters Monthly

You expect to find flaws in a debut novel by a young novelist, and You Lost Me There definitely has some (including its very title—whoever convinced Baldwin to use a conversational idiom as a name for his book should stop giving him advice, before his second book is called LOL).

Nov 22 2010 | Read Full Review of You Lost Me There

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