What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2011-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,312 Ratings)
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Description

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES.

A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) 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...

Reviews

  • Love her mix of humor and storytelling

    4
    By Colee1414
    We all have different genres we enjoy reading. So first let me be clear, I enjoy the escape of a novel filled with humor, can't put the book down, and storytelling. If you don't care for those types of books then I would say don't waste your time. What I enjoy about Liane's writing style is I personally connect with the characters, finding myself sitting across from them at a coffee shop listening to their story and wanting to cheer them on. Again, if that's not your type of book then carry on. What Alice Forgot was the first book I ever read by Liane and have fell in love with her writing style. I read a lot of business and science articles so this is a great refresher.
  • So so so good!

    5
    By AmandaSueki
    Makes you really think. Loved this book!
  • What Alice Forgot

    5
    By gwendy75
    It definitely was one I couldn't put down!
  • Absolutely lovely.

    5
    By FaithFilled&Thankful75!
    I'm drawn to the author because she pulls you in so expertly. Fabulous read!
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    4
    By Luis-A "Band" guy
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  • Thought provoking

    5
    By Terikosan
    What a great book. Well written and hard to put down which is a hallmark of all her books. This one adds on the profound question of what if. It makes you want to examine your own life and wonder if you've made toe right decisions along the way.
  • What Alice made me remember

    5
    By lalajel
    I was recommended this book by my best friend. I had no idea how this would totally hit home for me. I've been married for 12 years and I know I'm not the woman I was in my 20's. It's easy to let life change you. It's important to grow with your partner and not AWAY from them but it's so hard not to let that happen. We all get caught up with our day to day routines and we tend to take the small things too serious and the important things not serious enough. I enjoyed the glimpse into Alice's life. I felt like I was the one in an accident and found myself appreciating my husband and daughter more. It's a great read.
  • Wow. Couldn't put it down

    5
    By nonenonenonenoone
    I seriously lost sleep cuz I couldn't put this book down. She's a great writer who made the characters so real I miss them now that I've finished the book. Made me think---very profound. If only we could see ourselves that objectively without losing our memories! What would we change? Would we like ourselves better "before"?
  • One of my all time favorite books

    5
    By ZeeGee966
    I've read this book over and over and over again. I love it from the beginning to the fantastic end. I adore the younger Alice and every time I start thinking about her I go back and read it again! I'd give it 10 stars. There are only three books that I can read repeatedly and love them every time. This is one of them.
  • Great story of life

    5
    By Syalalabelle28
    Truly brings the most common and famous real marriage/ relationship problem into funny witty well written story of life. Best book from the author!!

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