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The Forgetting Time

By Sharon Guskin

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2016
"When I wasn't reading Sharon Guskin's The Forgetting Time, I was itching to return to it" Jodi Picoult Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already home. Janie's son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. That he's terrified of water. That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother. That it's getting worse and worse and no-one seems to be able to help. In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer - but it may not be one she's ready to hear. It may also mean losing the one thing she loves more than anything. Noah. A novel that spans life, death and everything in between, The Forgetting Time tells an unforgettable story - about Noah, about love, and, above all, about the things we hold onto when we have nothing else. PRAISE FOR THE FORGETTING TIME "Irresistible ... Part mystery and part meditation on a mother's love for her child, this clever, heartfelt book kept me turning pages long into the night." Kate Morton, bestselling author of The Lake House "Gripping, deft and moving." New York Times "An explosive debut" Jodi Picoult "A beautiful tale of the bond between a mother and her young son as well as a gripping mystery" Diane Chamberlain "Truly remarkable" Tea Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife

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Imagine your son keeps asking for his mother - but it's not you he wants...

About the Author

Sharon Guskin has degrees from Yale University and the Columbia University School of the Arts, and has worked as a writer and producer of prize-winning documentary films. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two sons. The Forgetting Time is her first novel.

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If you took to The Lovely Bones, you'll be completely engrossed by The Forgetting Time * InStyle * When I wasn't reading The Forgetting Time, I was itching to return to it. And when I was reading it, my mind was exploding with questions about what's possible, what's probable, and how our lives are caught between the two. Provocative, evocative, and fresh, Guskin's book is an explosive debut -- Jodi Picoult Irresistible . . . Part mystery and part meditation on a mother's love for her child, this clever, heartfelt book kept me turning pages long into the night * Kate Morton * For fans of The Lovely Bones, this psychological mystery will have you hooked until the case is closed * Cosmopolitan * A beautiful tale of the bond between a mother and her young son as well as a gripping mystery . . . Reading The Forgetting Time becomes a personal journey as you try to remember all that you've forgotten -- Diane Chamberlain Original, gripping and moving -- you'll be hooked from the start * Essentials Magazine * Sharon Guskin's debut is the literary equivalent of the sensation you get when, after stargazing from some hillside on a clear night, you're suddenly hit with the terrifying and exhilarating scope of the unknowable. A truly remarkable, dizzying and exquisite page-turner -- Tea Obreht Amazing . . . An epic story about relationships * Elle * What if what you did mattered more because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents? . . . The Forgetting Time is about memory and forgetting, grieving and letting go, and the lengths a mother will go to for her child -- Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train Gripping, deft and moving * New York Times * A magical, wise, page-turner of a novel that brings to mind the early work of Alice Hoffman. I absolutely loved it. A very moving, soulful, and beautifully-made debut -- Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of Devotion The kind of book that will make you do a big ugly cry * Red Online * A bold, captivating debut . . . Guskin amps up the suspense while raising provovative questions about the maternal bond and its limits . . . You'll be mesmerized * People Magazine * Provocative and suspenseful * BBC.com * A spellbinding ride. Guskin's beautifully rendered and wonderfully told novel explores the mysteries of how we connect to one another in the deepest of ways. An amazing book -- Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace A cracking read * Prima * Readers will be galvanized by Guskin's sharply realized and sympathetic characters with all their complications, contradictions, failures, sorrows, and hope. Deftly braiding together suspense, family drama, and keen insights into the workings of the brain, Guskin poses key and unsettling questions about love and memory, life and death, belief and fact * Booklist * Captivating * Book of the Month, Candis * A near perfect book club read. It has the essential ingredient: a controversial theme guaranteed to provoke discussion among readers (a trait it shares with Jodi Picoult's bestsellers) * The Bookseller * A compelling, dynamic, and intriguing debut novel * American Booksellers Association * Sharon Guskin's debut is an incredible Russian doll of a novel, beginning as a seemingly ordinary story of maternal struggle, it soon unfurls into a fascinating tour of reincarnation, a compelling murder mystery, and an examination of the familial bond. Like Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, at its core it really is just superb fiction * The Herald *

EAN: 9781509806812
ISBN: 1509806814
Publisher: Pan Books
Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Brilliant read, once I started, I had to keep reading. I have known feelings like Noah had but had the maturity to explore them through regression. Highly recommend this book.

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