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The Sweetness of Forgetting

(2012)
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From the author of Italian for Beginners, a lush, heartwarming novel about a woman who travels to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother - and discovers more than she ever imagined.

Hope McKenna-Smith, divorced mother of a surly not-quite-teenage girl, runs her family bakery on Cape Cod, but is starting to wonder what might have been. What if she hadn't abandoned her dreams of law school? What if she hadn't quit her job to raise her daughter? What if she hadn't caught her husband cheating on her with a clichÉd blonde bimbo? When her aging grandmother, Rose, summons her to hear a long-held secret, Hope finally has the opportunity to stop thinking 'what if?' and start thinking 'what now?'

Rose's memory is ebbing rapidly due to the onset of Alzheimer's, and she knows she doesn't have much time left to tell Hope the truth about a secret she's kept for seventy years. Giving Hope nothing but a list of names, Rose sends her on a journey of discovery that takes Hope to a synagogue and a mosque in Paris, to a history buried in the Holocaust, and to a long-lost love with secrets of his own.

The Sweetness of Forgetting is a story of family, love, honesty.and baked goods.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Kristin Harmel's characters will stay with you long after you've finished her books." - Emily Giffin


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November 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Sweetness Of Forgetting
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
ISBN: 1-4448-1729-9 / 978-1-4448-1729-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
ISBN: 1-78087-841-9 / 978-1-78087-841-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting: A Book Club Recommendation!
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
ISBN: 1-4516-4429-9 / 978-1-4516-4429-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting
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February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
Publisher: Quercus
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sweetness of Forgetting: A Book Club Recommendation!
Author(s): Kristin Harmel
Publisher: Gallery Books
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