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The Art of Forgetting: A medical suspense [Kindle Edition]

Peter Palmieri
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Winner of the 2014 North Texas Book Festival Book Awards, 1st place Adult Fiction

" a masterpiece of medical and psychological suspense", this artfully written novel weaves medical mystery with psychological discovery and romance.

A brilliant author trapped by his crippling amnesia. The only one who can free him, a doctor plagued by his past. When dark forces threaten to quash Dr. Lloyd Copeland's controversial cure, his career and his life, falling in love is the ultimate complication.

Dr. Lloyd Copeland is a young neurologist who is tormented by the conviction that he has inherited the severe, early-onset dementia that has plagued his family for generations – the very disease which spurred his father to take his own life when Lloyd was just a child. Withdrawn to a life of emotional detachment, he looks for solace in hollow sexual trysts as a way to escape his throbbing loneliness. Still, he clings to the hope that the highly controversial treatment for memory loss he’s been researching will free him from his family’s curse.

But when odd mishaps take place in his laboratory, his research is blocked by a hospital review board headed by Erin Kennedy: a beautiful medical ethicist with a link to his troubled childhood. The fight to salvage his reputation and recover the hope for his own cure brings him face to face with sordid secrets that rock his very self-identity. And to make matters worse, he finds himself falling irretrievably in love with the very woman who seems intent on thwarting his efforts.


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About the Author

Peter Palmieri was raised in the eclectic port city of Trieste, Italy. He returned to the United States at the age of 14 and earned his B.A. in Psychology and Animal Physiology from the University of California, San Diego. After earning his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his pediatric training at the University of Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center. More recently, he was awarded a Healthcare MBA by The George Washington University. Currently Peter is busy practicing general pediatrics at a large academic medical center while working on his next medical suspense.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Forgetting is unforgettable July 1, 2013
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To label this wonderful novel as a medical thriller is a bit of a disservice to the author. Not that I don't enjoy medical thrillers, but there is so much more to this book than just a well-crafted plot of medical suspense. First, there are memorable characters, many of whom are struggling to come to terms with their past, but each in their own way. But even more impressive is the author's ability to touch on universal human themes without coming off as pretentious or preachy.

The central theme of the novel is how our memories of selected events in our lives affect our self-identity, and how unreliable our interpretation of these memories can sometimes be. In the process, Palmieri brushes up on matters of philosophy and religion without brow-beating the reader.

Still, what really drives this novel is a story that immediately engages and then manages to flow smoothly. You immediately care about the protagonist, flawed as he may be. There are many twists and turns that are surprising but far from contrived.

In short, if you're looking for a medical novel that will make you think but will leave you feeling good, this is your book. Just one warning: when you're done reading it you'll want to read it again.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining medical thriller June 23, 2013
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Dr. Palmieri's first novel is an engaging and entertaining medical thriller--but not a stereotypical one. It doesn't rely on page after page of exposition and medical descriptions, but on strong characters that happen to be in a medical setting. The medical angle is there, coming alive through immersion in a well-realized story. But Palmieri doesn't smack you over the head with it.

The plot involves a neurologist whose entire life and career have been shaped by his conviction that he will succumb to a family curse--an early-onset dementia that has struck down generations. He's developed a treatment, maybe, but shadowy figures seem to stand in his way.

There are many memorable side characters, including an oily, detestable administrator and an adorable Russian lab assistant, devoted to his little rodent charges. But the focus remains on the development of the main characters and their evolving, not-quite-straightforward relationship.

I really enjoyed reading this first novel, and look forward to more from this new author. It's a great read that won't disappoint.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the prologue will convince you July 17, 2013
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I read the prologue (free) and I fell for it immediately. I have now been enjoying this book for several days. I am not finished yet, but felt compelled to write about it non the less. I am past it's midway point, and can't find the time to pick it up again to continue reading. The plot is very interesting. The imagery, sensuality and intrigue are exquisitely written. So far, every chapter (relatively small and varied) has been a delight to read. The author keeps a thread that is clear (don't need to know medicine at all), yet with each chapter presents an almost totally different aspect of what is going on. With every chapter, he creates new questions that beg to be answered as you continue reading. I am sure as other reviewers have said, when i am finished i will want to read it again, and for sure want to see more from this Author.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this one. June 27, 2013
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Best medical based story I've read in years.Reflects today's medical and cut throat business world as only an insider can.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 13, 2014
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This is an excellent medical thiller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Forgetting. July 11, 2014
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This was an amazing book. It had so many twists and turns and the ending leaves you sitting there with your mouth open. This a must read for anyone who loves this type of story. Really enjoyed it!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story-!!! July 11, 2014
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I love stories like this-!!! I liked the story`s turns, the characters, the feelings the story elicited, the intelligence, the medical life. Kudos!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Did not expect to love this book! July 6, 2014
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I thought the premise to this book was a good idea but had no clue that a DOCTOR would ever be able to write something that held my attention! This book was fantastic! I enjoyed the peek into the workings of a medical laboratory and how new discoveries are stumbled upon but I really loved the suspense and captivating who-dun-it aspect. Lloyd is a character you start out despising because of his callous, arrogant behavior; however, his growth and development into a better man is not only gratifying but enjoyable to read. There's comedy, tragedy, AND a smidge of romance too! Excellent first novel Dr!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A medical suspense story, which also contains psychological and...
To what extent does your past and your family history influence who you are, and how does this ultimately define your self-identity? Read more
Published 9 days ago by Michelle Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
This was a well written book from the first page. Great character development, story flowed and held my interest so much that I could not quit reading until I finished. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Linda S.
3.0 out of 5 stars It started out as a good medical thriller
I agree with another reviewer - too much detail. It started out as a good medical thriller, then deteriorated into a cheesy romance. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Dog Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Raunchy science read!
Definitely thought this was more of a scientific novel. It certainly is, but there's a quite a bit of raunch sprinkled around.
Published 1 month ago by E.So
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of. Forgetting
What a brilliant story this is. It is very well told with multiple story lines, culminating in an exciting conclusion. The characters are credible and the plot believable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peter Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Impressive range of styles in this story, never boring and constantly captivating. Enjoyed the constant development of the main characters. Ending was awesome!
Published 1 month ago by Blake
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars In general, this was a very enjoyable read. ...
In general, this was a very enjoyable read. Well written, and well plotted, if a bit melodramatic with a few implausible plot twists. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Luppescu
3.0 out of 5 stars The trick ending is a bit too contrived but overall a good read. Much...
Dementia haunts us all. The fear is palpable in this well written book. The trick ending is a bit too contrived but overall a good read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J R
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great new author for me.
I had never read this author and am not really sure why I picked this book, but very glad I did. Superb...
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More About the Author

Good stories help us make sense of life. Great stories allow us to understand life in new and unexpected ways. Peter Palmieri's stories force you to rethink what you know by connecting with your soul. His writing touches upon uncomfortable truths that unveil the extraordinary hidden in the everyday.

Peter Palmieri was raised in the eclectic port city of Trieste, Italy: home to great coffee-houses and prolific writers such as James Joyce and Italo Svevo. He returned to the United States at the age of 14 with just one suitcase and an acoustic guitar. After attending public high school, he went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology and Animal Physiology from the University of California, San Diego. Peter received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his pediatric training at the University of Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center. More recently, he was awarded a Healthcare MBA by The George Washington University. Peter continues to be engaged in an active medical practice while writing.

His first novel, The Art of Forgetting won first place in Adult Fiction at the 2014 North Texas Book Festival Book Awards and became an overnight reader favorite among lovers of medical suspense and medical romance.

His nonfiction book, Suffer The Children: Flaws, Foibles, Fallacies and the Grave Shortcomings of Pediatric Care has become established as an important critique of health care delivery in the United States.

Peter is a graduate of Robert McKee's fabled Story Seminar. He completed the Writer's Path novel-writing curriculum at SMU and was a two-time attendee of SEAK's Medical Fiction writing seminars with Tess Gerritsen and Michael Palmer.

You can contact Peter at:
theartofforgettingbook.wordpress.com

artofforgetting@gmail.com

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