Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday: The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
It gives people a change to share what books we're so excited about that we can't wait for them to come out.
Here is this week's pick:
The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan
Summary from GoodReads:
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.
This book looks quite good and I don't have much longer to wait as it comes out June 9th, 2011 which is tomorrow! What is on your wishlist this week?