What Alice Forgot
Books | Fiction / Women
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND APPLES NEVER FALL 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...
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"This plot was pretty understandable after just finishing a different book about altered memories. While Alice's were not necessarily changed they were taken away from her. It's a very interesting circumstance. Imagine yourself ten years ago. Likely you wouldn't think you have change much but to a fresh ten year younger you the change is drastic.<br/><br/>Whether you like it or not memories and experiences shape who you are. So it was very gripping, reading about Alice and her situation. Even though I enjoyed the story it did bog down at times. It felt like the author made Alice ignorant to keep mystery alive. She didn't want to know what was right there in front of her face.<br/><br/>Still the family dynamics and the overall character arc was very well displayed. There was also a great message about infertility and the hardships of raising a family. The ending was appreciated as well and made the story feel complete."
"Great twist and funny!"