The Art of Forgetting: A Novel (Paperback)

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JULY 2012

This Michigan author has me waiting impatiently for her next book! This one really grabbed me, with its characters and plot.

Marissa has always played second fiddle to her best friend, Julia, who
seems to demand the spotlight. When Julia has a traumatic brain injury,
it turns things a bit upside down, and changes the dynamics of their
relationship. In the process, Marissa learns some things about herself
and those around her that she really had needed to learn a long time
ago. Marissa is human and flawed, but very lovable and compelling.

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— jill


“Remind yourself what really matters with The Art of Forgetting. Fast-paced, painful, funny, and renewing at once. . . . Take a cue from the book and pass it along to your buds. ” –Daily Candy

Marissa Rogers has always been just fine as a beta. After all, hadn’t taking charge without taking credit been paying off? It’s what vaulted her to senior editor at a glossy—if somewhat tedious—diet magazine and let her be best friends with gorgeous, charismatic, absolutely alpha Julia Ferrar.

And then Julia is hit by a cab. Her external injuries are minor, but brain damage steals her memory and alters her personality. To help her friend, Marissa must assume the alpha role and help Julia recover her past. As Julia heals, she begins dredging up memories Marissa would rather forget—including the fact that Julia once asked her to abandon the love of her life.

About the Author

CAMILLE NOE PAGÁN is a frequent contributor to Glamour, Parade, Women's Health,, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. She lives with her family in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Praise For…

“Beautiful … a must read!” —

“This impressive debut is . . . (dare I say it?) unforgettable.” — J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine and Commencement

“A quietly compelling literary debut … about the power of friendship and the importance of forgiveness.” Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9780452297890
ISBN-10: 0452297893
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: May 29th, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English