The Forgetting Time

The Forgetting Time What if what you did mattered because life happened again and again consequences unfolding across decades and continents A relentlessly paced page turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of l
  • Title: The Forgetting Time
  • Author: Sharon Guskin
  • ISBN: 9781250118714
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Forgetting Time
    What if what you did mattered because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents A relentlessly paced page turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life Christina Baker Kline, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train What happens to us after we die What happens before we are born At once a rivet What if what you did mattered because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across decades and continents A relentlessly paced page turner and a profound meditation on the meaning of life Christina Baker Kline, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train What happens to us after we die What happens before we are born At once a riveting mystery and a testament to the profound connection between a child and parent, The Forgetting Time will lead you to reevaluate everything you believe What would you do if your four year old son claimed he had lived another life and that he wants to go back to it That he wants his other mother Single mom Janie is trying to figure out what is going on with her beloved son Noah Noah has never been ordinary He loves to make up stories, and he is constantly surprising her with random trivia someone his age has no right knowing She always chalked it up to the fact that Noah was precocious mature beyond his years But Noah s eccentricities are starting to become worrisome One afternoon, Noah s preschool teacher calls Janie Noah has been talking about shooting guns and being held under water until he can t breathe Suddenly, Janie can t pretend any The school orders him to get a psychiatric evaluation And life as she knows it stops for herself and her darling boy.For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has already stopped Diagnosed with aphasia, his first thought as he approaches the end of his life is, I m not finished yet Once an academic star, a graduate of Yale and Harvard, a professor of psychology, he threw everything away to pursue an obsession the stories of children who remembered past lives Anderson became the laughing stock of his peers, but he never stopped believing that there was something beyond what anyone could see or comprehend He spent his life searching for a case that would finally prove it And with Noah, he thinks he may have 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 When that door opens, all of their questions will be answered.Gorgeously written and fearlessly provocative, Sharon Guskin s debut explores the lengths we will go for our children It examines what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning, and everything in between.
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  • Sharon Guskin

    SHARON GUSKIN 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 In addition to writing fiction, she has worked as a writer and producer of documentary films She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons THE FORGETTING TIME is her first novel.

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  • 4.5 Stars Not only is The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin a very good debut novel, but it is also completely fascinating If you are at all interested in reincarnation you MUST read this book, or If you just like a well written mystery you should think about reading this book I couldn t get enough of it Noah is a four year old giving his single mother, Janie, a very hard time He is even thrown out of his pre school for his behavior He thinks he has another mother and he is afraid of water and ba [...]


  • But surely we all carried some little piece of each other inside of us So what did it matter, whether the memories belonging to her boy existed inside this other one Why were we all hoarding love, stockpiling it, when it was all around us, moving in and out of us like the air, if only we could feel it Four year old Noah Zimmerman is Janie s whole world, but his mother has to struggle with Noah s behavioral issues and precocious nature Noah seems to know things for which there is no logical expla [...]


  • 3.5 starsReincarnation is a Latin word, meaning entering the flesh again The forgetting Time is an interesting and throught provoking novel exploring the idea of reincarnation and is also a mystery surrounding the disappearance of a child I picked up this novel on audio as was looking for something interesting to listen to and while I prefer Non Fiction on Audio I was intrigued by the idea of reincarnation as brought up a Catholic reincarnation was a idea which I remember discussing in religion [...]


  • I was drawn to this book the moment I saw it on my coworker s desk and it didn t disappoint Such a page turner, I enjoyed this book thoroughly You know you re reading a great book when you hide from your toddlers to finish a chapter or two A book anyone especially a mom can relate to, what lengths would you go to to help your child A heart warming story and a journey you ll feel you re a part of all the way with a delightful outcome


  • We ve all heard the term old souls , the youthful who are wise beyond their years The ones who seem to have been through life s journey a time or two already Have they The Forgetting Time is Sharon Guskin s debut novel and she was inspired to write it while working as a hospice volunteer which allowed for several discussions about what happens after death Thomas Shroder s nonfiction book Old Souls Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives came into the equation which sparked that [...]


  • The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry lifetime after lifetime Alex CollierSharon Guskin, an American author, pens her debut book, The Forgetting Time that narrates the story of a four year old boy who constantly asks his single mother to take him to his real mother after his nightmares For his mother, the boy seems like making up imaginary stories, until when things get serious in his pre school, she thinks that there is something terribly wrong with his little boy and she fears [...]


  • You only live once That s what people said, as if life really mattered because it happened only one time But what if it was the other way around What if what you did mattered because life happened again and again, consequences unfolding across centuries and continents What if you had chances upon chances to love the people you loved, to fix what you screwed up, to get it right The subject of reincarnation fascinates me, I don t so much believe it as I believe in the possibility of it I lost my [...]


  • It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key Sir Winston ChurchillSharon Guskin s debut novel The Forgetting Time is a layered, multi faceted exploration of motherhood, loss, the impermanence of death and the mutability of consciousness Janie conceives her son Noah during a brief interlude of mindless passion with a man whose last name she forgets to ask for But the child who results becomes her every breath, her true love, her reason for believing that she ser [...]


  • In less than 24 hours, I consumed The Forgetting Time and I can t recommend this one enough This is the author s debut novel and it is unlike anything I have ever read before I don t want to delve too much into it because half of the fun, for me, ended up piecing everything together myself It s a bit like a mystery as you try to solve the puzzle of a child s unusual first years of life The story intertwines with a doctor nearing the end of his career due to a deadly diagnosis and who could be th [...]


  • From the blurbs reviews, I was expecting a creative quirky story about time and human memory via a fantastical tale of reincarnation Alas, it was not to be The Forgetting Time is a mediocre book that does far too much telling and is in no way inventive in its structure or the ideas presented Not only that, but instead of treating reincarnation as a fantastical mythical allegory, Guskin seems to actually take reincarnation seriously as science , quoting at length from Life Before Life A Scientifi [...]


  • I read this book for work, and it s so far outside my comfort zone that I allocated it into my commute reading time, figuring it would be pretty disposable and forgettable Imagine my surprise when I started trying to take the long way home, stretching out that commute until it was taking over my before bed reading slot This is a wonderful book that taps into primal concerns about what happens after we die and how far we would go to help our children and those we love It reminded me of THE TIME T [...]


  • Noah is four years old and he s been telling his mother Janie, he wants to go home and wants his other mother Poor Janie doesn t understand, she worries about his nightmares and his fear of water too where is all this coming from Can reincarnation be possible Author Sharon Guskin brings us The Forgetting Time and writes an absorbing and fascinating tale that asks us that very question After a one night stand while on holiday in Trinidad 39 year old Janie finds herself pregnant and has baby Noah [...]


  • 5.0 StarsI received a free copy of The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin through the Print Book Giveaway program This is my fair and honest review Reincarnation I have this stubbornly rigid, predisposed, no doubt distorted notion of reincarnation as people returning to life after death as cows, ants, plants or other objects I find these ideas unsettling to the point that I reflexively turn away from anything on the subject The thought of returning to life after death as a cow unnerves me and kind [...]


  • Though I liked the premise here, I really struggled with the audio The story itself lost steam at some point after the middle, but that point was where I connected most with it I almost stopped listening through much of the beginning as the audio voice was very distracting for me and I felt like the beginning dragged on in a vague manner that didn t hold my interest Also, I fully expected the book to end with view spoiler Dr Anderson being reincarnated into another body Maybe that would have bee [...]


  • This was a one sitting novel and I loved every minute of this well written debut A totally new premise or at least one that I have not read before the main character, a young boy, has lived a previous life and wants to return to that life OK I know what you are thinking right about now Not interested, not the book for me I thought the very same thing but so glad I picked this one up By the end of the first 25 pages I was totally hooked I particularly enjoyed the authors timing and tempo The book [...]


  • Here s another fabulous debut Janie, a young single mother, is used to her young son being difficult, but when his preschool calls and tells her she has to come there immediately, everything changes Jerome is a brilliant scientist obsessed with what happens to us after we die and the possibility of life after death When Jerome meets Noah, he thinks he has found the key I don t want to spoil anything, so I ll just tell you that The Forgetting Time is an intense page turner Tune in to our weekly p [...]


  • 3.5 stars The Forgetting Time is a fast paced quest to find the reason behind four year old Noah s traumatic episodes where he calls for another mother than Jane and wants to go home Desperate, Jane finds psychiatrist Dr Anderson, who has for years been studying and collecting data for his book on little children who temporarily recall past lives In those lives, that person suffered an untimely death usually at the hands of another The author has made a good effort here, incorporating parts of a [...]


  • I rarely give books a 5 star rating When I do, it is a sure bet it will be a few days before I start another book It is going to take me a few days to process all that occurred in the story After just a few pages into this book, I was keenly aware what a special book this was going to be The Forgetting Time has such a unique plot that tackles a subject matter that I find fascinating Is there life after death The author does a superb job developing the characters and creating a page turning story [...]


  • When it comes to reincarnation, I m like Mulder in The X Files I want to believe What a wonderful concept to think that we have another life ahead of us with a second chance to live a better life Noah is a 4 year old boy who lives with his single mom, Janie She has always thought that he was precocious as he seemed to know about things he was never taught But his terror of bathing is getting worse as is his longing for his other mother and his desire to go home, even when he s in his own bed wit [...]


  • I d not heard of The Forgetting Time until I spied it on NetGalley and instantly my interest was piqued For some strange reason probably cover design than anything I was expecting a novel a little like Room by Emma Donahuge but actually, I couldn t have been wrong The Forgetting Time is impossible to classify It doesn t fit into any genre, well, any genre that I know of any way There are so many facets and threads to this plot that, whilst are all vastly different, work than perfectly togethe [...]


  • Sharon Guskindelivers a spellbinding debut THE FORGETTING TIME a reincarnated spirit of a murdered child A psychological mystery, with a paranormal literary twist can a piece of us be carried inside someone else Janie Zimmerman, finds herself pregnant after a brief encounter one night stand with a stranger, and now, Noah is four years old, and begins to experience bizarre behavior, even though highly intelligent The pre school and Jane are both concerned He becomes difficult, and is kicked out o [...]


  • The Forgetting Time is like nothing I ve ever read before It s a book that doesn t fit into one set genre and is completely and utterly unique It s an explosive debut that has opened my mind to a subject that I knew next to nothing about, as this is a book that looks at the possibility of reincarnation.Noah is an incredibly troubled four year old He s terrified of water to the point where he won t wash and he cries at his mother Janie that he wants to go home, he wants his real mother But he is [...]


  • 2.99 Kindle Special Heads up, this is a great deal if you have on your TBR listFour year old Noah has terrifying nightmares with deafening screams, he cries telling his mom that he wants to go home and wants his mama Janie is a successful architect, a single mom who struggles with the fact that her son Noah has memories from a previous life which didn t include her After being called to the principals office at her sons school on several different occasions she realizes she must get professional [...]


  • 3.5 StarsThis was definitely an interesting book that made you wonder what you would do if you were in the same situation I ve never believed in reincarnation, and this book didn t change my view on the matter It was entertaining, and the excerpts from Life Before Life A Scientific Investigation of Children s Memories of Previous Lives by Jim B Tucker were intriguing Although it sounds a little messed up to say, I was disappointed in the view spoiler way Tommy died I thought it would have been [...]


  • This book kept my interest enough that I read it in one sitting and finished it at 1 30 in the morning way past my bedtime Like Lisa Genova s Still Alice, which informed the reader about early onset Alzheimer s, The Forgetting Time is a fictional exploration of the concept of reincarnation, its history and possible impact on one family The author did a great job of telling the story of four year old Noah, who had memories of another life and a strong need to return to his real family This isn t [...]


  • You only live once What if this is not true What if I was someone else before I was me This novel explores such a possibility in a believable manner A single stressed mother searching for answers for her troubled boy finds an aphasic psychiatrist who believes the boy is having memories from a previous life The journey is long and twisted but a satisfying resolution is reached for each character I loved this book because it made me think and ask questions When you look into someone s eyes, is it [...]



  • This was an interesting book as it looks at the possibility reality of reincarnation How often have I said This must have happened in a previous life This book explores actually remembering that previous life and not being able to let it go.The Forgetting Time is the story of Noah, a young boy, who seems to be reliving a previous life and trauma His mother, Janie, is at a loss as to what to do until she reads about a psychiatrist, Dr Anderson, who is a researcher of reincarnation and who has mad [...]


  • If I could give this book six stars our of five I totally would How s this for a teaser Noah is four and wants to go home The only trouble is he s already home.The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin is the story of Noah and his Mum Janie Noah has nightmares, begs Janie for his real mother and keeps asking when he can go home Nobody can tell Janie what s wrong with her son despite visiting a whole host of specialists.This novel covers themes of identity, death, mental illness, the possibility of re [...]



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