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Publisher's Summary

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 preschool 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.
©2016 Sharon Guskin (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By kurdis teed on 01-05-18

Better than I thought it would be

What did you love best about The Forgetting Time?

I didn't love it, but I liked it more than I thought I would. The novel deals in love and loss and motherhood.

What other book might you compare The Forgetting Time to and why?

I've not read a book that compares to this one. I'm certain there are some out there, though I've not come across them.

Have you listened to any of Susan Bennett and David Pittu ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to Susan Bennett before, though she did a wonderful job.
The main reason I downloaded this title was because of David Pittu. His performance of The Goldfinch was one of the top performances ever recorded in my opinion. This performance didn't top it, but it was great.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A journey into the past

Any additional comments?

This is an emotional novel, and while these types of novels usually don't do much for me, this one I enjoyed. This was in large part due to the fantastic duo of narrators. Bennett and Pittu were fabulous. This is a book written by a mother, and it seems like it was written for mothers. It's not my favorite audiobook, but it is quite good.

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15 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon Kay Norman on 02-06-16

Just Read It

Previous reviews told too much, so that I knew where it was going. But, even just having said that, the story really captured my feel for humanity's journey, and I so much enjoyed the suspense as I rooted for the success of each and every character.

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21 of 24 people found this review helpful

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