First of all, let me just say that I loved Forget Me Not, and I was not prepared to enjoy it because magic realism has never been one of my favorite genres —— with one exception: Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate. Forget Me Not has the same marvelous cinematic quality as LWfC, and I found myself seeing FMN as a movie as I read.

Did you have a screenplay in mind while you were writing? I ask because your chapters organize the action in the way LWfC’s installments do, and your mini-histories pin down the timeline as do LWfC’s recipes. A long memoir like yours demands this kind of close attention to structure and you have managed it beautifully

Joan – SF, USA

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