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February 2, 2015

Blog Tour: The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi – Guest Post

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The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi

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Georgie’s new heart saved her life…but now she’s losing her mind.

Georgie Kendrick wakes up after a heart transplant, but the organ beating in her chest doesn’t seem to be in tune with the rest of her body. Why does she have a sudden urge for strawberries when she’s been allergic for years? Why can’t she remember last Christmas?

Driven to find her donor, Georgie discovers her heart belonged to a girl her own age who fell out of the foster care system and into a rough life on the streets. Everyone thinks she committed suicide, but Georgie is compelled to find the truth – before she loses herself completely.

 

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The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi
Publication Date:  February 3, 2015
Publisher:  SourceBooks Fire

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Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Guest-Post

Top 3 favorite movie moments and why

When I read this question, there were three that immediately came to mind. Even though I can think of dozens of amazing movie moments, I’m going with my original three, counting down from Number Three to my top moment of all top.

#3. Amelie (Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet) – Walking with the blind man
This whole movie so candy-colored and charming, it just bursts my heart. But this moment, when Amelie sees a blind man tapping his cane on the sidewalk, trying to cross the street, is the moment that makes me cry every time. As she takes his arm and helps him cross the street, she describes all the things he can’t see, from the people on the street to what’s on sale in all the shops. I wish we were all so giving and generous in this world.

#2. Dr. Zhivago (Directed by David Lean) – Lara reading the Yuri’s poem about her
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’m a sucker for big sweeping romantic epics, and this is one of the biggest. This moment, towards the end of the movie, takes place in the country house that Yuri, Lara and Lara’s child have taken refuge in. It’s winter, and the house is covered in snow and ice. While Lara is sleeping, Yuri awakens, writes a poem about her as she sleeps, and crawls back into the blanket of furs beside her. Then Lara awakens, goes to the desk and picks up the poem he has written. It’s the look on her face as she reads, this realization of just how loved she is, that gets me every time. We should all have a poem written about us at some point in our lives.

#1. To Kill A Mockingbird (Directed by Robert Mulligan) – “Your father’s passing” moment
I actually can’t even think about this moment without becoming an emotional wreck. There are so many incredible moments in this beautiful, brilliant film (another one of my favorites) but this is THE ONE. I once read an interview with Sissy Spacek where she talks about this scene too so it’s not just me! In this moment, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch has lost his case for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of assaulting a white woman who is obviously innocent but has been condemned by the white community. That Atticus even took on the case was a tremendous act of courage in the small Southern town the story is set in during the Jim Crow era. The balcony of the courthouse is packed with black folk, who are not allowed to sit in the courtroom below, and Atticus’s two children, Jeb and Scout (Jean Louise) are sitting up there along with their friend Dill. As Atticus packs up his briefcase, all the people in the balcony rise to their feet, along with Jeb who is old enough to understand the gravity of what has just happened. But Scout doesn’t quite understand yet, and so the Reverend leans down and says to her, “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.” Atticus passes below them, his shoulders bowed down with this failure to save a man’s life, completely unaware of the great gesture of respect happening above him. The scene is only a minute long but it encompasses everything that the story is about. Atticus Finch is such a monumental character in literature, he’s almost mythical. I think if we all asked ourselves “What Would Atticus Do?” on a daily basis, this country would be a better place.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

N Maggi

Nicole was born in the suburban farm country of upstate New York, and began writing at a very early age. Of course, her early works consisted mainly of poems about rainbows and unicorns, although one of them was good enough to win honorable mention in a national poetry contest! (Perhaps one of the judges was a ten-year-old girl.) Throughout high school, her creative writing was always nurtured and encouraged.

Nicole attended Emerson College as an acting major, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Post-college, she worked as an actress in New York City for over a decade, focusing mainly on Shakespeare and the classics.

Now living in Los Angeles, Nicole balances writing full-time with motherhood. WINTER FALLS, the first in her TWIN WILLOWS TRILOGY (Medallion Press, 2014) is her debut novel. She has a stand-alone novel, HEARTLINES, coming out in February 2015 with SourceBooks Fire, as well as the second and third novels in the TWIN WILLOWS TRILOGY in 2015 and 2016.

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  1. Nicole Maggi
    2/2/2015

    Thank you so much for hosting me on THE FORGETTING blog tour! It was really fun talking about my favorite movie moments!

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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    You’re welcome! It was a pleasure to have you stop by!

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