The Art of Forgetting: A Novel

The Art of Forgetting: A Novel

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by Camille Noe Pagan
     
 

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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,See more details below

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Beautiful … a must read!” — Glamour.com

“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

-Glamour.com
“Beautiful … a must read!”
-J. Courtney Sullivan
“This impressive debut is . . . (dare I say it?) unforgettable.”
-Chicago Tribune
“A quietly compelling literary debut … about the power of friendship and the importance of forgiveness.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101529096
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
514,134
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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