What Alice Forgot
By Liane Moriarty
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425247440, 496pp.)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBAND’S SECRET...
A cheerfully engaging”* novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, How did I get here?” Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over she’s getting divorced, , she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over
Liane Moriarty is the author of The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Three Wishes and The Last Anniversary. Her work has been published around the world and translated into seven languages. She is also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children. Moriarty lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children.
- Did you like the younger Alice best? Or did you relate more to the older Alice?
“Funny and knowing… [about] what we choose to remember, and fight to forget.” —O magazine
“The gripping story of a woman who wakes up with a bump on her head and no knowledge of the past ten years…an acutely observed romantic comedy that is both thought-provoking and funny.”—Marie Claire (UK)
“The affecting tale of Alice’s chance for a ten-year do-over.”—The New York Times
“Grabbed me on the first page…a deep and wondrous novel.” —Luanne Rice
“I loved this book. It has, for me, everything that makes a good novel excellent.” —Jeanne Ray
“Heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking…a story you’ll remember.” —Jennifer Crusie
“Highly addictive.” —She Magazine (UK; Book of the Month)
“I loved this original read.” —The Sun (UK)
“Funny and captivating.” —Closer (UK)
“Winning…well-paced, and thoroughly pleasurable.” —Publishers Weekly
“An often funny, sometimes heartrending, deeply personal portrait of a woman attempting to unravel her own mystery.” —Booklist
“Moriarity makes this more than just a one-note story, weaving in a plotline involving Alice's childless sister… intriguing… will keep readers guessing and curious to know more about Alice.” —Library Journal