A Place of Forgetting [NOOK Book]

Overview

1966. As summer ends in Maplekill, New York, the dreams of 19-year-old Liz Roark turn to dust. A girl known only as April arrives carrying a duffel bag of bright clothing and an engagement ring from Liz’s childhood sweetheart Ben Hoyt, a Marine missing in action in Vietnam.

Grieving for Ben and for what she thought was love, Liz flees small-town sympathy and humiliation, heading for Chicago to study journalism. But April hijacks the journey, ...
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A Place of Forgetting

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Overview

1966. As summer ends in Maplekill, New York, the dreams of 19-year-old Liz Roark turn to dust. A girl known only as April arrives carrying a duffel bag of bright clothing and an engagement ring from Liz’s childhood sweetheart Ben Hoyt, a Marine missing in action in Vietnam.

Grieving for Ben and for what she thought was love, Liz flees small-town sympathy and humiliation, heading for Chicago to study journalism. But April hijacks the journey, steering them to a remote Arkansas farm and a psychic she hopes will validate her yearning for fame and fortune.

Ripped off and stranded on the psychic’s mountaintop with only a few dollars and a copy of Walden, Liz learns powerful lessons about trust, betrayal, deception, determination, love, and whether the psychic’s vision of tragedy must come to pass.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013337732
  • Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 267
  • Sales rank: 1,276,533
  • File size: 411 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including the Subbing isn't for Sissies series (No Substitute for Murder, No Substitute for Money, and No Substitute for Maturity), The Catskill Mountains Mysteries (Hemlock Lake and Through a Yellow Wood), An Uncertain Refuge, and Sea of Regret. She also co-authored The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Death at Devil's Harbor, and Deception at Devil's Harbor.

She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She founded the Vancouver Writers' Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover. Her interests are reading, gardening, and NOT cooking.




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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    Vivid Story

    I found this book to be very haunting--it stayed with me for days after I read it. The images were vivid and I felt as if I had been to upstate New York and down to Kentucky once I was finished. I also felt that the story gave me a good feel for what it was like to come of age in the late 1960s, when an "old school"
    young woman encounters the flower children for the first time, and how divisive the Viet Nam war was for the men who were subject to the military draft. This was a fast moving story, and I really enjoyed the main character's journey of growth. I would definitely recommend this book for a book club discussion as it presents many potential issues and the characters are extremely well drawn.

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    Posted April 30, 2012

    Great Read!!

    I enjoyed reading this story very much.

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