The FORGETTING TIME
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Noah wants to go home. A seemingly easy request from most four year olds. But as Noah's single-mother, Janie, knows, nothing with Noah is ever easy. One day the pre-school office calls and says Janie needs to come in to talk about Noah, and no, not later, now - and life as she knows it stops.
For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has stopped. A deadly diagnosis has made him realize he is approaching the end of his life. His first thought - I'm not finished yet. Once a shining young star in academia, a graduate of Yale and Harvard, a professor of psychology, he threw it all away because of an obsession. Anderson became the laughing stock of his peers, but he didn't care - something had to be going on beyond what anyone could see or comprehend. He spent his life searching for that something else. And with Noah, he thinks he's found it.
Soon Noah, Janie and Anderson will find themselves knocking on the door of a mother whose son has been missing for eight years - and when that door opens, all of their questions will be answered.
Sharon Guskin has written a captivating, thought-provoking novel that explores what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning, and everything in between. In equal parts a mystery and a testament to the profound connection between a child and parent, THE FORGETTING TIME marks the debut of a major new talent.
The basic storyline is good but it tends to drag on toward the last several chapters, almost as if the author needed to write a certain number of pages so she just rambled.
You may not believe but you will enjoy this book. The characters are believable and the story plausible. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for another book by this author.
Oh, how I loved this book...
...I was so entranced by it, I didn't want to do anything else. It was fascinating and real and true. It made me happy and sad. I loved the characters and their stories. Can't believe this was a first novel. What a lovely book she has written. I loved the factual cases that were referenced. I could go on and on. Please treat yourself to this book, you'll love it....or look me up and I'll give you 5 bucks.😏