Camille Noe Pagán, author of The Art of Forgetting, on tour June 2011

Posted By on February 18, 2011

About The Art of Forgetting

Hardcover: 304 pages

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

About Camille Noe Pagán

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 GlamourO: The Oprah Magazine, SELF and Women’s Health, among others.

For more information on Camille, visit her website,

Camille Noe Pagán’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

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


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