The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin audiobook

The Forgetting Time: A Novel

By Sharon Guskin
Read by Susan Bennett and David Pittu

Macmillan Audio 9781250076427
11.25 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427268174

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 program features an interview with the author.

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Summary

Summary

A People Pick of the Week

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for February 2016

A BookPage Top Pick of February 2016

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 program features an interview with the author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Susan Bennett, portraying Janie, and David Pittu, portraying Dr. Anderson, create a thought-provoking listening experience. Bennett employs a whole range of emotions, from anger and confusion to peace and acceptance as Janie tries to find answers for her troubled child. Pittu gives a nuanced voice to the psychiatrist, who is racing to regain his reputation and defend his past-life theory before he succumbs to a devastating health problem. AudioFile.com"Because the story is told in third person, there’s some overlapping of character portrayals. It’s a testimony to the narrators’ skills that these dual characterizations enrich and reinforce rather than detract from the telling. The pitch-perfect vocalizations add the perfect touch of drama and emotion to the complex story and vividly drawn characters, making it a memorable listening experience.
“Provocative, evocative, and fresh, Guskin’s book is an explosive debut.” Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“It is both a relentlessly paced page-turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life.” Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author
“Bold, captivating…Guskin amps up the suspense while raising provocative questions about the maternal bond and its limits…You’ll be mesmerized.” People
“This psychological mystery will have you hooked until the case is closed―or is it?” Cosmo
“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 (starred review)
“Guskin’s riveting debut—a seamless blend of mystery, family saga and paranormal…[is] a compelling look at the nature of memory and the pain of letting go.” BookPage
“Guskin’s debut novel tells a sentimental story with a murder mystery at its core, and it’s interesting even if you don’t go for the premise.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sharon Guskin

Author Bio: Sharon Guskin

Sharon Guskin lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. She has been a fellow at Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and Ragdale, and has degrees from Yale University and the Columbia University School of the Arts. The Forgetting Time is her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English