Women's Speaker Series: Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7 pm

Women's Speaker Series: Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time, February 11, 2016

Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of The Forgetting Time, refreshments by MKELocalicious and admission to the sculpture garden. Bronze Optical invites you to arrive early to browse a diverse, vibrant selection of frames--mirror provided, of course!--while they clean and tighten the screws in your current eyewear. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads continues her series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series, Bronze Optical, and Boswell Books welcome Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Thursday, February 11, 7-9 pm.

A mother gets a call from school that she needs to come in to discuss her young son’s behavior—he is saying inappropriate things, dark things that concern his teacher. A professor of psychology gets a diagnosis of aphasia and, before his body fully betrays him, sets his sights on a case-study that will repair his reputation in his field. A mother’s young son has been missing for eight years when three strangers show up on her doorstop and change everything.

The Forgetting Time is 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.

"Provocative, evocative, and fresh, Guskin’s book is an explosive debut.”
— Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time

About the Author

Sharon Guskin is the author of the debut novel, The Forgetting Time. In addition to writing fiction, she has worked as a writer and producer of award-winning documentary films, including Stolen and On Meditation. She began exploring the ideas examined in The Forgetting Time when she worked at a refugee camp in Thailand as a young woman and, later, served as a hospice volunteer soon after the birth of her first child. She’s 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. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.


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