The Memory Library

By Kate Storey

‘A gorgeous story full of emotion and a very special library.’ – Evie Woods, bestselling author of The Lost Bookshop

Some stories stay with us forever…

For forty-two years, Sally Harrison has been building a library.

Each year, on her daughter’s birthday, she adds a new book to her shelves – with a note in the front dedicated to her own greatest work.

But Ella – Sally’s only child – fled to Australia twenty-one years ago after a heated exchange, and never looked back. And though Sally still dutifully adds a new paperback to the shelves every time the clock strikes midnight on July 11th, her hopes of her daughter ever thumbing through the pages are starting to dwindle.

Then disaster strikes and Ella is forced to return to the home she once knew.

She is soon to discover that when one chapter ends, another will soon follow.

All you have to do is turn the page…

Journey through the pages of this heartwarming novel, where hope, friendship and second chances are written in the margins. Perfect for book lovers everywhere and fans of Sally Page’s The Keeper of Stories.

Praise for The Memory Library:

‘An absolute joy to read. Uplifting, beautiful, and perfect for any book lovers!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The Memory Library delivers on its promise of hope, friendship and second chances. It’s a love letter to the written word.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A powerful and poignant story. There were tears shed.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I laughed out loud and had more than one glassy eye!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A real treasure for booklovers everywhere who completely appreciate the joy, knowledge and healing that books can bring.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘There’s page after page of wonderful wisdom in this novel.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Filled with tender moments of sharing, tears, forgiveness, revelation and healing.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a beautiful, moving story this was! It really had me sobbing my eyes out.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 01 Feb 2024
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-865854-0
Kate Storey started her career teaching English and Drama, and when she had her family, combined all three to write novels about family drama. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in a London suburb with her husband and two teenage daughters, so expects there’s plenty more drama to come. She has written three novels previously, but this is her debut novel in the book club space.

'A lovely story that celebrates books, family and kindness. Touching and beautiful.' - Hazel Prior, bestselling author of Away with the Penguins -

'The Memory Library is so joyful. Kate Storey writes from the heart and the gut about mistakes and how we can learn from them. Great characters and a truly heartwarming story - I loved it!' - Laura Pearson, author of #1 Kindle bestseller The Last List of Mabel Beaumont -

‘A gorgeous novel that pairs my (and many people’s) perennial love for books about books with themes of family - and just how complex they can be.' - Platinum -

'An utterly gorgeous page turner about the power of books, family and forgiveness.' - Phaedra Patrick, The Library of Lost and Found -

”'The Memory Library is a magical story…It’s a magnificent celebration of the wonderful world of books and libraries - one to treasure and re-read over and over again!” - - Celia Anderson, author of USA Today bestseller 59 Memory Lane

”'A beautiful, poignant tale of family, friendship and the power of books. I was completely swept away.” - - Kindle bestseller Annie Lyons