In the 2340s, during recess when she was a little girl in elementary school, Amoret discovered a lone, weathered page from Gulliver's Travels, which thrilled her with its drawing of Lemuel Gulliver and descriptions of Lilliput and Lilliputians, all of which were contraband on Rampart, a world which outlawed fiction. The book had belonged to Montoya, who’d scattered the pages to the winds to avoid incineration by Cephalic Security police. Amoret loved the page and hid it, spurring her to become a Dissenter.
In 2366, when she was about 30 years old, she encountered a landing party from the USS Enterprise. Amoret was captured by Cephalic Security along with William T. Riker and Data, taken to CephCom, and sentenced to the death of personality. She was mind-wiped and implanted with the memories of Marjorie Smith, a nurse who did mind-wiping procedures. Two days later, she was assigned to mind-wipe Jean-Luc Picard, but had doubts about doing the procedure. Her imaginative personality was recoiling against the implanted personality. Because she was being monitored, she proceeded to brainwash Picard and saved his memories to disk, but sneaked into her boss’s office and watch video images of his life all night, captivated. She saw that he’d experienced a life full of wonder, with images of Armus, Ferengi, microbrain, the non-corporeal form of Ian Andrew Troi II, Selay and others.
She made an extra copy of the disk. She overheard her boss Bussard and Robert Hazlitt discuss her illicit behavior, that she had formerly been a Dissenter, and that her body would be destroyed once caught. She recalled fragments of memories of books, being called Amoret, and of finding that story-filled page, though she couldn’t remember what was on it. Despite being unable to recall most of her previous life, but knowing that she’d be killed if she was caught, she helped Picard, Riker and Data escape, and fully restored Picard’s memories. (TNG novel: Gulliver's Fugitives)