Four Years Trapped in My Mind Palace
Bushel & Peck Books
I was paralyzed—trapped in my own mind. The friendshipof a crazy old man was my way out.
“An intriguing premise, effective voice, and entertainingwriting make for a winning tale about two musicians.”—Kirkus Reivews
14-year old Aaron Greenburg is trapped in a vegetativestate. He’s awake and aware of everything around him, but the doctors don’trealize it. After being placed in a care facility, he receives a newroommate--an old eccentric jazz musician with dementia named Solomon. WhenAaron talks in his mind to stay sane, Solomon hears his thoughts and replies.But no one believes that Aaron and Solomon can converse, except for Solomon’steenage granddaughter Sarah.
When Solomon man re-lives the past during his dementiaepisodes, Aaron joins him in those moments in time to experience 1920’s NewYork City, getting into a scuffle with the mob in a Chicago nightclub, fightingin World War II, and much more as the two develop an unlikely and uniquefriendship.
Four Years in My Mind Palace is a humorous and heartwarming coming-of-age story, entwined with anend-of-age story, that will capture your imagination and renew your faith inthe power of friendship.
Praise for the original edition:
“Every teen should read this.”— HowDoesShe.com
“I could not put it down. Recommended for all ages.” —ReadersFavorite.com
“Splendid”— San Francisco Review of Books
“Rich storytelling”— WhisperingStories.com
“Best Book of the Year!”— PlayfullyEverAfter.com
“Humorous, entertaining, and touching. A major work by amasterful writer.”— Grady Harp, Amazon.com Hall of Fame Top 500 Reviewer
“One of the most interesting and inspiring books that I’veread in a long time.”— Heather Monson, editor
“I did not want to turn the last page.”— Jen Johnson,Author of Scarlet
“An awesome adventure”— Gooftroop Girl
“Superbly entertaining.”— ReadersFavorite.com
“It is very rarely that I finish a book and want to yelland scream about how much I enjoyed it. WOW!!!!!”— John Around The CornerReviews