Remembering to Forget by Renee Richards

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ISBN: 978-0-8059-9266-3
Remembering to Forget by Renee Richards
Remembering to Forget describes the survival of two individuals and the survival of a traumatic, dramatic life cycle which transcended several generations. Regina (the second main character) could actually remember as far back as the age of eighteen months, though her nightmare of a life actually began before she was born. Her mother's life had been in an uproar since age ten but, people of her mother's generation practiced silence about family affairs no matter how much pain those secrets caused them. They were told, "What goes on in this house, stays in this house." No matter how vulgar, obscene, strange or bizarre the happenings, the rule still applied. However, the only way to fully understand her life was to look back before Regina existed, even past her mother...back to her grandmother and grandfather. The author ends the story unexpectedly in hopes of leaving the reader spell bound and inquisitive as to the characters' state of mind and well being. The surprise ending simply insists that you crave for more. (2003, paperback, 138 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.