BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION (14): What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty

BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION, is a feature of Reading In Winter, which will feature one book from my collection that I plan to read in the coming week. These are NOT review books, but books I’ve purchased, which have been neglected for a long time.

TITLE: What Alice Forgot

AUTHOR: Liane Moriarty

HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT: A few months.

WHY I’M READING IT: When I bought this book, I was in love with the cover. THEN I read the synopsis and thought it reminded me a bit about Lisa Genova’s Still Alice. The difference is that in Still Alice, the main character has Alzheimer’s, but in this book, the main character seems to lose a huge chunk of her life after a fall at the gym. It looks very good. (I also find it funny that both characters’ names are Alice!)

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SYNOPSISRemember the woman you used to be …

Alice is twenty-nine. She is whimsical, optimistic and adores sleep, chocolate, her ramshackle new house and her wonderful husband Nick. What’s more, she’s looking forward to the birth of the ‘Sultana’ – her first baby. 

But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone’s telling her she’s misplaced the last ten years of her life.

In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she’s his worst enemy. What’s more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn’t speaking to her either. And who is this ‘Gina’everyone is so carefully trying not to mention? 

Alice isn’t sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn’t have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband for ever?

Have you read this book?

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