* 1/2 The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

From one strange topic to another, albeit in fiction: past lives! The Forgetting Time stars a young boy who remembers a traumatic past and whose mother despairs of finding a cure for him. So she finds a scientist who specializes in past lives and helps her find, supposedly, the family he belonged to (conveniently located a short plane ride way — isn’t it wonderful that past lives don’t criss-cross the world?) O yes, and they solve a murder mystery while they are at it.

I must admit that even a skeptic can get swept away at times by the eventful story, and that the quiet moments between mother and son are captured very successfully. But the absurdity of past lives kept intruding.

 

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