Camille Noe Pagan
"Studies show that the more times a person recollects something, the less accurately she is able to do so; her memory becomes affected by other factors..."
The Art of Forgetting is the story of Marissa and Julia. They've been friends since the age of fourteen with Julia always taking the lead. After Julia is hit by a cab, she loses most of her memories of the past and Marissa now must take the lead and help Julia remember who she is. As Marissa helps her friend recover, she realizes that she has resented Julia for a very long time and Julia, unwittingly, has brought this bitterness the fore.
Camille Noe Pagan weaves the friends past into the story while we watch Marissa deal with both issues at work and a relationship she can't decide if she wants. Pagan also pulls in interesting information about memory and health as we learn about Marissa's work at a female-oriented magazine. These elements all come together to create a well-written and entertaining story about the changing face of friendship. I look forward to more books from Pagan.
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