The Art of Forgetting: A Novel

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Penguin, Jun 9, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - boipayn - LibraryThing

**I received this book through a giveaway for an honest review.** This is the second book I've ever won from Goodreads and sadly the first one that i really just didn't lose myself in. I loved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melodia - Goodreads

I want you to picture me shrugging and saying "eh", because that's really the best way to capture this book of non-events. And in case you're wondering what I look like, two words: Devastatingly ... Read full review



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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.

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