Unanswered texts, living in different boroughs, and unreturned clothing can turn fast friends into borderline acquaintances.
Remind yourself what really matters with Camille Noe Pagán’s debut novel, The Art of Forgetting. Fast-paced, painful, funny, and renewing at once, the story follows two women in NYC and Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an accident rocks their relationship to the core.
The melee begins when Julia — a former bombshell professional dancer and textbook type A — is struck by a cab and loses her memory. Marissa, the more insecure half of the duo, is left to piece together their past.
Untangling their intricate history proves to be complicated (enter an old boyfriend and a juicy love triangle), but the magic is seeing how Marissa’s personality goes through some much-needed rehab as she grows more confident alongside Julia.
Take a cue from the book and pass it on to your buds. They’re sure to return the love — and perhaps that borrowed blouse.
Available online at amazon.com, $17.
Photo: Courtesy of Dutton
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