What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot

Large Print - 2015
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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...
*"Kirkus Reviews"
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009.
ISBN: 9781410475046
Characteristics: 629 pages ;,23 cm


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What Alice Forgot is an often funny, sometimes heartrending, deeply personal portrait of a woman attempting to unravel her own mystery.

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Nov 05, 2017

Another great read by Liane Moriarty. It's fascinating to think what one's own life would be like if the past 10 years were suddenly erased. It was fascinating that it was scents that brought back pieces of memories for Alice; I often find that scents trigger memories for me too. Also, her muscle memory would kick in and she found herself surprisingly able to do things that she didn't remember ever having done before. The novel is also about Alice's sister, Elisabeth--her struggles with infertility and their relationship as adult sisters.

vpazreads Oct 16, 2017

A great summer read! Alice has lost a decade of her memory, and is shocked at the changes in her relationships over the past 10 years. As she searches for answers, she discovers that forgetting may be the key to remembering who she really is.

Sep 28, 2017

I found this on a must-read list for summer. This book grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you reading right until the last page. The story line is great. You can relate to the characters and there is bit of humor thrown in. I couldn't put it down, and it stayed with me long after I finished it. I highly recommend this book...you won't be disappointed.

Aug 20, 2017

You won't forget this book about a woman who forget ten years of her life. After hitting her head after a fall, she wakes up believing it is 1998 and she is pregnant, happily married, and 29 years old. What she can't believe (until convinced) is that it is actually 2008, she has three children, and going through a divorce. She has no memory of any of the things that happened within those ten years. How she comes to learn of those events and deal with the consequences of what she and others have done makes for a great story. The novel had me guessing until the end. This was one of the best books I have read this year!

Aug 01, 2017

Another great book by Liane Moriarty.

Jul 24, 2017

Great Book! Great characters. Great storyline. Really enjoyed it.

Jul 19, 2017

I was pulled in right from the start.... then I got bored and almost turned the book back in without reading it. I kept telling myself "just a few more pages to see" and then became solidly hooked about a third of the way through. You can read the synopsis elsewhere, so I only share this to set expectations. Power through the first little bit, and you'll be glad. There were enough surprises to keep it interesting!

Jul 09, 2017

I loved this book, great storyline and well written. Read all her books and this is up there.
I thought the idea of the two main characters changing so much from who they were originally when first married very well put together by Liane M. They were 'still there' and wanted to be who they were but their lifestyles had changed drastically and becoming more affluent focusing on the main reason. I have recommended this book to friends.
Please write another book soon Liane!

May 16, 2017

My least favorite of l.m. books. Surprised they didnt choose to make her husbands secret a movie. 2 stars

mlnorris1 May 09, 2017

Relatable characters and a thought provoking plot line. This is one of my favorite books so far this year.

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Sep 14, 2015

The Caesar salad wasn’t very nice. A lackluster attempt. Wilted lettuce. Stale croutons. Very disappointing. Like life.


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