About The Art of Forgetting
Publisher: Dutton Adult (June 9, 2011)
A moving and insightful debut novel of great friendship interrupted. Can the relationship survive when the memories are gone?
Marissa Rogers never wanted to be an alpha; beta suited her just fine. Taking charge without taking credit had always paid off: vaulting her to senior editor at a glossy magazine; keeping the peace with her critical, weight-obsessed mother; and enjoying the benefits of being best friends with gorgeous, charismatic, absolutely alpha Julia Ferrar.
And then Julia gets hit by a cab. She survives with minor obvious injuries, but brain damage steals her memory and alters her personality, possibly forever. Suddenly, Marissa is thrown into the role of alpha friend. As Julia struggles to regain her memory- dredging up issues Marissa would rather forget, including the fact that Julia asked her to abandon the love of her life ten years ago- Marissa’s own equilibrium is shaken.
With the help of a dozen girls, she reluctantly agrees to coach in an after-school running program. There, Marissa uncovers her inner confidence and finds the courage to reexamine her past and take control of her future.
The Art of Forgetting is a story about the power of friendship, the memories and myths that hold us back, and the delicate balance between forgiving and forgetting.
“Charming and original, The Art of Forgetting weaves a delightful story of friendship, love, and forgiveness while exploring the surprising ways lives are forever reshaped in the aftermath of tragedy.” —Beth Hoffman, bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
“The Art of Forgetting is a lively, thoughtful examination of a woman’s tangled relationship with her closest friend. After a traumatic accident re-shapes her oldest friend’s personality as well as her memory of pivotal moments in their shared history, Marissa Rogers is forced to take a second look at her own life choices. This book captivated me from the first page, and I couldn’t bear to put it down until I finished.” —Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Opposite of Me and Skipping a Beat
Camille Noe Pagán is the author of the debut novel The Art of Forgetting (Dutton / Penguin, June 2011). She’s also a journalist specializing in health and nutrition; her work has appeared in Glamour, O: The Oprah Magazine, SELF and Women’s Health, among others.
For more information on Camille, visit her website, www.camillenoepagan.com.
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Monday, June 6th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, June 7th: Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, June 8th: Book Addiction
Thursday, June 9th: That’s What She Read
Friday, June 10th: Life in the Thumb
Monday, June 13th: Rundpinne
Tuesday, June 14th: The Brain Lair
Wednesday, June 15th: Book Hooked Blog
Thursday, June 16th: Library of Clean Reads
Friday, June 17th: Dolce Bellezza
Monday, June 20th: Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, June 21st: BookNAround
Wednesday, June 22nd: Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Thursday, June 23rd: 2 Kids and Tired
Monday, June 27th: Stiletto Storytime
Tuesday, June 28th: The Well-Read Wife
Wednesday, June 29th: Bookworm with a View
Thursday, June 30th: Unabridged Chick