Forgotten: A Novel

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Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead—and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to re-create her old life, throwing ...

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Overview

Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead—and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to re-create her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who assumed her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice her job, her relationships, and everything else she worked so hard to build?

In Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie tweaks a classic tale of discovering who we really are when everything that brings meaning to our lives is lost.

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Editorial Reviews

Leah McLaren
“Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo’s nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way....”
Gwendolen Gross
“For fans of The Good Wife, Catherine McKenzie’s Forgotten is a pure page-turning pleasure that combines a clever premise, a compelling character, and law-meets-life to keep you entirely entranced. ”
Juliette Fay
“From her big city legal career to earthquake-battered Africa and back again, Emma’s whirlwind of location, circumstance and emotion involves many an unexpected twist. By turns hilarious and heart-tugging, we follow her on her most important journey-that of self-discovery. A thoroughly enjoyable read!”
Globe and Mail (Toronto) on Forgotten
“Forgotten is a clever, satisfying diversion of a book, but where McKenzie really excels is in the pacing....send[ing] the reader headlong through the pages to see if Emma gets to live happily ever after, near-death experience or not.”
SheKnows.com
“An engrossing novel from start to finish, Forgotten explores what happens when starting over isn’t exactly up to you.”
Leah McLaren
"Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo’s nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way...."
Gwendolen Gross
"For fans of The Good Wife, Catherine McKenzie’s Forgotten is a pure page-turning pleasure that combines a clever premise, a compelling character, and law-meets-life to keep you entirely entranced. "
Juliette Fay
"From her big city legal career to earthquake-battered Africa and back again, Emma’s whirlwind of location, circumstance and emotion involves many an unexpected twist. By turns hilarious and heart-tugging, we follow her on her most important journey-that of self-discovery. A thoroughly enjoyable read!"
Globe and Mail (Toronto) on Forgotten
“Forgotten is a clever, satisfying diversion of a book, but where McKenzie really excels is in the pacing....send[ing] the reader headlong through the pages to see if Emma gets to live happily ever after, near-death experience or not.”
Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Forgotten is a clever, satisfying diversion of a book, but where McKenzie really excels is in the pacing....send[ing] the reader headlong through the pages to see if Emma gets to live happily ever after, near-death experience or not.”
SheKnows.com
"An engrossing novel from start to finish, Forgotten explores what happens when starting over isn’t exactly up to you."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062115416
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 437
  • Sales rank: 450,294
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where she now practices law. An avid runner and skier, she has also taught part-time at the McGill Faculty of Law.

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

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    As Reviewed by Writer's Corner Emma asks herself that question i

    As Reviewed by Writer's Corner
    Emma asks herself that question in Catherine McKenzie’s latest novel Forgotten. Thank you to Catherine and William Morrow for sending me a copy of this novel.
    Synopsis:
    What would you do if all of the sudden circumstances take a drastic turn in your life? Emma Tupper tries to answer these questions after coming back from a trip to Africa that lasted longer than she thought it would. Once back from the airport she heads to her apartment to find out that the key does not work in the lock to her door. She goes to visit her neighbor who isn’t home, but a handsome stranger helps her out. It just so happens that this stranger happens to live in her apartment. How could this be? Then Emma finds out the worst news that she is considered missing presumed dead because the Africa trip to so long. Will her life ever be the same?
    My Thoughts:
    I cannot tell you how much I loved this novel! I didn’t know if I would be interested initially. I thought this novel would be about Emma’s trip to Africa and in a way it is. You learn a little about Emma’s trip throughout the book. Also the reason she took so long coming back. Emma is a very multifaceted character. She wears many hats: lawyer, daughter, girlfriend, and best friend. I found the story interesting how these roles changed some after her trip. The characters of Craig, Sophie, and Stephanie are flushed out a little more as the novel progresses with some startling results. All of these factors together made for an extremely interesting read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings What would happ

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    What would happen if you were gone for 6 months with no communication to those who you are close with? That was the big question that I came up with when thinking about this book. Emma endures the passing of her mom and ends up on an African trip that went from 1 month to 6 months due to illness, earthquake and adventure. When she gets back into the States, she has to deal with a world that moved on without her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Excellent read!!! This book was wonderfully written and I just f

    Excellent read!!!
    This book was wonderfully written and I just fell in love with it

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Wonderful quick quirky read!!

    Wonderful quick quirky read!!

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  • Posted April 17, 2014

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    A wonderful and emotional read! Emma Tupper never wanted to go

    A wonderful and emotional read!

    Emma Tupper never wanted to go to Africa, that was her mother's dream. But her mother's dying wish was for Emma to travel to Tswanaland. She was supposed to be gone for just a month but an illness and then a tragic earthquake left Emma cut off from the outside world for a total of six months. Emma's return is something of a shock for everyone considering she was pronounced missing and presumed dead. Her apartment has been re rented and her possessions are gone. Fortunately, the new tenant is willing to help Emma out as she tries to set things right and rebuild her life. 

    I love McKenzie's work! Her stories are amazingly heartfelt without being sappy and her characters are real -- Emma, Anne of Arranged, and Kate of Spin, are the kinds of girls I'd be friends with. I connected with each of them and sympathized with them all.With Emma, I shared her frustrations and her sadness (yes, I teared up a little) as well as her elation over each accomplishment. I was left wondering how I'd react in her situation -- it's a scary prospect, being cut off from the world and facing the possibility of losing everything. I wonder if I'd reinvent myself, as Dominic suggests, or if I'd try to go back to life as normal. Who knows!There's so much emotion and depth in McKenzie's tales. She's quickly become one of my favorite must-read authors this year. Each new book has been an absolute joy to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Dark Beauty Den

    Belongs to the Leader.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Enjoyable!

    I really liked this book. It is well-written and kept my interest.

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

    Good read

    I loved the concept of Forgotten. Being assumed dead and trying to step back into your life would be a challenge and Catherine McKenzie has thought of everything! Her writing is perfectly descriptive and her characters come to life immediately. Most of the conversations are smart and snappy just how I like it, but some just went on and on and on. All in all, a very good read.

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

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    I totally enjoyed reading this book! I liked that it contained m

    I totally enjoyed reading this book! I liked that it contained more than just the usual chick-lit type stuff. It had a little mystery, travel, romance and conflict. The main storyline is about Emma returning to her life only to find out she was presumed dead while being out of contact in Africa. But the storyline that hit me hardest was about the loss Emma has to deal with due to the death of her mother. I identified with that even though the death of my mother was very different. 
    How do you step back into your life and continue? Or do you use the opportunity to make major changes? Those are Emma's questions and it takes some time and some mistakes before she comes to see the road before her. 
    I liked that this kept me very interested but wasn't so deeply complex that it was difficult to read at the end of a busy day at work analyzing data. In fact, I felt like I could step into this story very easily and watch it unfold. 
    Now, on to find more Catherine McKenzie books!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    pretty good

    Overalk I liked the book. I wished it had more of Domenick! The ending seems abrupt and I keep waiting fir Jenny to have her ah ha moment but not what i expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Wanna chat

    Im free.-lexi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Thnx

    Thnx

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    I love all three of Catherine McKenzie's books. My only complain

    I love all three of Catherine McKenzie's books. My only complaint is that there are only three (as of this date). Keep writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    The ridge

    This is where announcements are made.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Good story

    Would love to see what becomes of Emma and Dominic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Great read!

    Another great read from Catherine Mckenzie!

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