Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Art of Forgetting

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
Dutton, June 9, 2011


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.

What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?


  1. How cool! This is new to me. I like the description of an alpha friend. I totally get that.

  2. I love the sound of this one, first time I've heard of it. I love the title. I will have to put this on my wishlist.