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The Forgetting Time (Paperback)Sharon Guskin (author)
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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already there.
Noah is a little boy who knows things he shouldn't and remembers things he should have forgotten. Because as well as being a four-year-old called Noah, he remembers being a nine-year-old called Tommy.
He remembers his house.
And now he wants to go home.
Two boys. Two mothers.
One unforgettable story . . .
'When I wasn't reading Sharon Guskin's The Forgetting Time, I was itching to return to it' - Jodi Picoult, author of Small Great Things.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 25 mm
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 *
Gripping, deft and moving * New York Times *
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
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 *
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I was sold on this thinking it would be a little like Room or The Lovely Bones but, The Forgetting time is in a class of it's own.
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“Makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up”
Wow, a few days ago I debated which book I should start reading to kick start my year, I went for The Forgetting Time and I don't think I could have made a better decision. This book is so absolutely absorbing... More
“Inspiring, unusual and a fantastic read”
Noah is four years old and the cause of much concern. He has nightmares every night, refuses to get close to water and has knowledge of subjects – Harry Potter and guns included – that are inappropriate for his age.... More
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