A Place of Forgetting

A Place of Forgetting As summer ends in Maplekill New York the dreams of 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

  • Title: A Place of Forgetting
  • Author: Carolyn J. Rose
  • ISBN: 9780983735915
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, h1966 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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    1. I know the author, and I suppose I shouldn't rate this book because I admire her writing so much. Carolyn said this is a love story, but that isn't how I would describe it. Yes, there is a love story involved, but it is more of a coming of age story mixed with adventure, while offering a fascinating glimpse of the 1960s. It made me cry while I was reading in a restaurant, and made me laugh while snuggled under the covers. Worth the read.

    2. 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 [...]

    3. This $.99 e-book from Kindle could be classified as Young Adult in that the protagonist is just nineteen, but it’s meaty enough to be also literary women’s fiction, and I certainly remember the 1960’s as a teenager. Nothing seems to be going right for Elizabeth as disappointments pile up one on top of the other; her dog dies, the young man she’s loved all her life boards his flight to Vietnam where he becomes one of many MIA’s, and then she’s presented a note that she should help ta [...]

    4. I REALLY enjoyed this book. Not a word was out of place. Each word had a purpose and the entire piece was fluent and took me away down the beautiful stream that is this story. The characters are flawed and human. Some of them you love, some of them you hate, some of them you want to punch in the face, and others you wish you could love. There is a little magic thrown in but not so "out there" that it would fall into the fantasy category. Every single page was an honor to read. It is the sort of [...]

    5. An Authentic 60's Novel!, March 31, 2012 A Place of Forgetting (Paperback) I took a "Look Inside" and bought this book from for my ereader. Knowing that the story began in New York's Catskill Mountains during 1960's -- the time and near location where I grew up as a teen -- the first page piqued my interest. Love, war, relationships and self-awareness all ring true in this early Vietnam Era story as Elizabeth Roark searches to find her way in the world. Kudos to Carolyn J. Rose for a novel that [...]

    6. The story line is about a young woman living with her father and her grandmother, smalltown.e is in love with the boy next door who goes to Vietnam and is reported missingand presumed deadenters a flamboyant young woman claiming to be engaged to the boy nextdoor, much to the suprise of his mother and the main character who always assumed she wouldmarry him & live happily forever after. Good story with some good twists and some laughs also.

    7. A Place of Forgetting is the best yet from Carolyn J. Rose. I love her use of language and her fresh and original metaphors. She gave enough clues so that I can guess major secrets before the reveals but it was great fun getting there. The characters felt like real people if more colorful than most. I liked it enough that I will re-read this book in the future.

    8. I rarely read historical books and though this one is set in the 1960's for me it was a new kind of read. I am glad I took the chance and read the book. I laughed, cried and wish there had been more.

    9. I picked this book up from a friends house because I had read (and loved!) another book by Rose. And I'm glad I did, cause I really liked this book too! I got started on this book and couldn't quit reading it. So, guess I better give it back to my friend so she can read it too!

    10. I hate to leave a book unfinished, even a bad one, but this one had a main character that grated on my nerves to the point where I couldn't even get a quarter of the way through the book. Thankfully I only paid 99 cents for the Kindle version!

    11. Full of grief and determined to make a new start in Chicago in the mid 60's, Liz encounters more than her share of deceptive friends, opportunists and detours on the way to her new life.

    12. Just released, September 30, 2011.Love, War, Thoreau, and the 60s.Culled from my memories of growing up in the Catskill Mountains and my years as a VISTA Volunteer in Arkansas.

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