Dear readers, I’m thrilled to be blogging about something completely unrelated to food, but very, very connected to this site. The Art of Forgetting, my dear friend and co-blogger Camille Noe-Pagan’s thoughtful and beautifully-wrought debut novel, goes on sale today. Camille’s woven together a powerful story of friendship, and she traces its essences–joys and sorrows–with such a sure hand that, to me, the experience of reading it felt thrillingly familiar. From the first sentence to the last word, I couldn’t put it down (and I’ve picked it up again more than once).
Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised when the critics at Library Journal wrote this: “This page-turner with original, likable, empathetic characters and an identifiable theme will attract readers who enjoy intelligent novels about women’s friendships.”
Nor when (true story), yesterday I picked up the American Airlines in-flight magazine on my JFK-LAX flight to see yet another rave. These high praises are beyond well-deserved (and, my intuitive powers tell me, just the beginning). I can’t urge you strongly enough to pick up a copy and see for yourself. Camille, congratulations on your lovely, lovely story!