Siri, Who Am I?
Tschida’s breezy rom-com debut sees a woman with amnesia trying to piece together her identity with only her Instagram account as a guide. When Mia Wallace wakes up in an L.A. hospital, she has a phone and a designer party dress but no memory of who she is. She follows clues on her social media to a mansion she assumes is her house, only to be met by a cute, bewildered housesitter named Max who has never heard of her. Max agrees to help, and the pair crisscross the city following leads about her life. Max proves the perfect confidant and the bond they form as Mia rediscovers herself is more real to her than any of the alarming things she learns about her past. But as more unsavory facts about Mia’s life come to light, she has to figure out how to set the new Mia on a better course than the woman she used to be. Mia’s narrative voice—punctuated with hashtags, chat-speak, and humorous footnotes—won’t be for everyone, but the mystery of her identity is fun and satisfying. This entertaining romance puts a cute twist on the genre. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary. (May)