Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, 496 pages

The book opens with Alice waking up after she hit her head in a step aerobics class.  Alice thinks it's 1998 and she is pregnant with her first child and madly in love with her husband Nick.  It is actually 2008, Alice is the mother of three very busy children, she and Nick are divorcing and Alice has a new boyfriend.

The book was in turns laugh out loud funny and sad and bittersweet.  The story is told through three major characters.   Alice's story is told through a narrative.  Elisabeth, Alice's older sister, who has been struggling with infertility for six years tells her story through the journal entries she has been requested to write by her psychiatrist.  And then there's Frannie,  Alice and Elisabeth's grandmother whose story we get through her blog entries.

Alice struggles for about a week living this strange life with the children she doesn't know but instantly loves.  We get the aftermath too of what happens when Alice remembers.  This book was recommended to me and I recommend it to others.  I really enjoyed it.

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