A Place of Forgetting

A Place of Forgetting

by Carolyn J. Rose

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013337732
Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 1,013,803
File size: 419 KB

About the Author

Carolyn J. Rose is the author of the recently released suspense novel Nightfall Bay. She also write the popular Subbing isn’t for Sissies series (No Substitute for Murder, No Substitute for Money, No Substitute for Maturity, No Substitute for Myth, No Substitute for Mistakes and No Substitute for Motives), as well as the Catskill Mountains mysteries (Hemlock Lake, Through a Yellow Wood, and The Devil’s Tombstone). Other works include An Uncertain Refuge, Sea of Regret, A Place of Forgetting, and projects written with her husband, Mike Nettleton (The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Drum Warrior, Death at Devil’s Harbor, Deception at Devil’s Harbor, and the short story collection Sucker Punches).

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’s now a substitute teacher in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, swimming, walking, gardening, and NOT cooking.

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Timberati More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story very much.