What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
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 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.[Buy this book on Amazon]
How would you like to forget the last ten years of your life? For me, I’d think I had just gotten with my boyfriend (now husband) less than a year ago (well, close to a year – a year in August). I would think my mother-in-law was still 100% healthy (oh how I miss her so bad! I’d do anything to be able to have a real, serous converstation like we used it!) Most of all, I wouldn’t have even been thinking about having children and I would be about to turn 17 years old!
My Brief Summary;
That loss of memory is exactly what takes place in this spell bounding story! Alice has a head injury she obtained at spin class that wipes out the past ten years. She doesn’t remember her best friend, her husbands divorce, her own kids being born… nothing. The last thing she remembers is being excited about the upcoming birth of her first born daughter and being in a loving relationship.
I was intrigued by the entire concept of the book. It was like being asked ‘where do you see yourself in ten years?’ and instead of getting to see what you thought you would have been, you get to see who you have actually become. For better and for worse. You forget all the good and all the bad and perhaps, you can start over again to get what you orginally wanted out of it. Or can you?
At 29 Alice was fun, laid back, did not excercise and did not watch what she ate. In ten years, Alice became an uptight person who people didn’t expect to have fun, she excercised and even had a personal trainer, and she watched what she ate – carefully. Over the course of the book she seems to place the blame with her husband from time to time as her memory comes back. I was kind of shocked This is my second Liane Moriarty book, and while I didn’t LOVE it as much as I loved Big Little Lies, I did still like it a lot! I recommend this novel to anyone who likes general fiction and women’s fiction. I give it 4.5/5 stars.