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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Guskin Narrator: Susan Bennett, David Pittu Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781427268174
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A BookPage Top Pick of February 2016
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for February 2016
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About the Author

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.

About the Narrators

Susan Bennett, a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration, has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. She also dabbles in the music industry as the singer and keyboardist for The Interactive! Band. Along with her guitarist husband, Rick Hinkle, she is the co-owner of Audiocam Music, a full-service recording studio.

David Pittu, a two-time Tony Award nominee, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which earned two prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. He has also won three Earphones Awards. Well-known for his work in theater, he has appeared off-Broadway in LoveMusik and Is He Dead, for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as Parade, for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company.