Friday, November 20, 2015

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

This is the third book I have read by this author and I have really liked all of them.  I will give one word of warning on this one.  It can be hard to read at times if you have gone through infertility.  However, if you have a friend going through that battle and you just can't seem to figure out what is going on with her, this author pretty much hits the nail on head with the struggle and the thoughts and the distance you put between yourself and others.  I just wish she had kept it real right up to the end and not wrapped a nice bow on it.  Not everyone gets the nice bow at the end.  That's not real life.  But, it isn't the MAIN topic of the book.  It's the sisters struggle.  Alice loses her memory and it's funny to see the difference 10 years can make.  Made me stop and think about how "busy" we are and how we need to just slow down and not let the little stuff get to us.
I also recommend The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies by this author! :)

Summary from
 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 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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