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Book Review of What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Can you imagine waking up and having lost ten years of your life? What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty is a Rip Van Winklish tale about a woman who finds herself on the gym floor, dazed and confused, thinking shes still 29, instead of 39. Twenty-nine is a great age. Just ask my sister, she claimed it for a decade, too. But the reality is, thats just in her mindAlice not my sister. My sister has moved onto thirty now. For Alice this wasnt a choice. She unwittingly missed ten entire years of her life. Lets face it, a LOT can happen in ten years. While hairstyles, SUVs, world events, politics are all foreign to her, Alices main focus is on the drastic changes in her personal life. When Alice was 29, she and her adoring husband Nick were awaiting the birth of their first child. They were so in love. Unbeknownst to her after that gym workout gone bad, she already had her baby and two more to boot. Thats the good news. The bad news is that their marriage has disintegrated. She and Nick are in the middle of a nasty divorce. Every now and then in her new reality she gets hints that shes not the person she thought she was. Shes now a skinny over-organizer who has to have things just so. Is she to blame for the divorce? Talk about a rude awakening. And thats not all. No stone was left unturned. Everything but her address changed. Theres a certain coolness between Alice and her sister, Elizabeth, and Alice has no idea why. Her mother is now married to her soon to be ex-father-in-law. And, who is this mysterious Gina woman who keeps creeping up in their conversations? As Alice unravels the lost years, she has to decide is her marriage worth saving, or should she forget about it. This was one of my book club selections. The ladies enjoyed the book, and though some were waiting for more action, they liked the story and the way it kept us guessing as to what was going to happen.Read other reviews at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com