Bittersweet Memories: A Novel (2020)

Bittersweet Memories: A Novel Lynn Osterkamp Bittersweet Memories A Novel What if you could push rewind to relive any memory from your past as vividly and accurately as the day it happened What times of your life would you choose to revisit Retired judge Anne Weller Barnes
  • Title: Bittersweet Memories: A Novel
  • Author: Lynn Osterkamp
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  • Page: 232
  • Format: Kindle Edition
Bittersweet Memories: A Novel Lynn Osterkamp What if you could push rewind to relive any memory from your past as vividly and accurately as the day it happened What times of your life would you choose to revisit Retired judge Anne Weller Barnes longs for the close family she sees in her mind s eye and in the decades old family movies But in Anne s actual family, the shocking circunstances surrounding a long ago trWhat if you could push rewind to relive any memory from your past as vividly and accurately as the day it happened What times of your life would you choose to revisit Retired judge Anne Weller Barnes longs for the close family she sees in her mind s eye and in the decades old family movies But in Anne s actual family, the shocking circunstances surrounding a long ago tragedy have created misunderstanding and disengagement When her estranged brother dies and leaves her an invention called the Memory Enhancer that allows people to program their dreams to recover old memories as clearly as the day they were made, Anne dives into her past, hoping to find a way to help her family be close again Instead, family members dispute her newly recovered memories, which leads her to share the device with them, resulting in discoveries and realizations that change their lives forever Bittersweet Memories is a moving story that explores yearning for the past, the unreliability of memory, and the powerful impact of family secrets.
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  1. Grace J Reviewerlady

    This is, without doubt, the most thought provoking novel I have ever read and I ve read a lot It has invaded every waking and sleeping moment since I first got into it, which has made for some very interesting dreams I m not going to give any spoilers, but central to this novel is a family and an unexpected dilemma I have to confess that by the time I was 80% into the story, I just could not see how it was going to be finished off However not only was it completed, but ended extremely satisfacto [...]

  2. John Manhold

    Bittersweet Memories ISBN 9781933826523, PMI Books a novel by Lynn Osterkamp.Plot The protagonist, Anna s family has strong roots in Helena, Montana where her grandfather, Edmund Weller, found gold in 1883 and began the family that became ranchers, lawyers and politicians Her father started Weller Associates in 1940 which she joined in 1966 after graduating from law school followed by her brother Dan in 1970 She went on to become a judge and now is 73 year old judge retiree caring for her husban [...]

  3. Bianca Grace

    Bittersweet Memories by Lynn Osterkamp has certainly bit into me on an emotional level Having grandparents who are of a certain age, Anne s story of wishing to relive and return to the days of her youth and happiness is something that anyone would wish to have, only that the reasons behind this desire run much deeper than the average mindset.A terrible accident had separated Anne from her Brother, Ned, and only years later upon his death did she finally see why he had chosen to keep away despite [...]

  4. Barb

    Anne is a 73 year old judge retiree caring for her husband Jerry, who has Alzheimer s A bad accident happened years ago and her brother Ned left home and never came back, but he became a scientist and made a machine that can allow you to tap into memories of long ago.

  5. Kim

    So I knew nothing about this book when I started reading It was so different from what I expected It was thought provoking and interesting.

  6. Gabriela

    What a thought provoking idea from Lynn Osterkamp so tempting to ponder on long after the book is over Loved the deeply rooted Family and their values such nice people

  7. Sabrina Marlbrough

    Bittersweet Memories could not be appropriate for the title of this book This book was a captivating read with an imaginative and completely original premise I highly recommend reading it The idea of a machine that can allow you to tap into memories long lost is by far the most intriguing concept I have come across in some time I can only imagine the pain the main character struggles with as she attempts to keep life normal for her ailing spouse While it is easy to get lost just like she did, t [...]

  8. mary

    Honestly, it s a story where time travel ends up being a whimsical tale But then again the style of this author is intriguing A good little story about what grief can do to our reality the emotional depth of the story sneaked up on me I didn t think I would like this book at first and I haven t read many books where there is a time warp But once I got past the first chapter I couldn t put it down It s a deep love story where time travel ends up being hardship but also the entire reason this fami [...]

  9. Marion Marchetto

    The two most prominent families in Helena, Montana were joined when Anne Weller and Jerry Barnes wed over fifty years ago Now, at age 73 Anne is a retired judge who devotes her time to care for Jerry who is in the moderate stage of Alzheimer s Her support system includes two of her siblings and her three children life is fairly placid But a call from a man in San Diego identifying himself as Keith the life partner of estranged brother Ned turns life upside down for Anne and her extended family w [...]

  10. Louise Pledge

    I was so impressed with the vast knowledge of this author She delves into matter that another might be afraid to write about This plot, especially, was quite unique in that it involves a kind of time machine There are decisions to be made regarding this invention that I would want to have been involved in making However, even though this and family relationships was the general theme of the story, what I gained from it was Anne s relationship with her Alzheimer patient husband, Jerry As I m goi [...]

  11. Charles Ray

    When Anne Barnes childhood friend, Martha, dies, and shortly afterwards, she learns that her estranged younger brother, Ned, has also died, she s plagued by family memories in particular, a family tragedy involving Ned that caused rifts in the family that after 50 years still haven t healed As a bequest, Ned has left her his last invention, a Memory Enhancer ME a machine that enables the user to plug into past events and remember them in vivid, accurate detail He s leaving it to her to decide wh [...]

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