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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty

When you’re trying to be your best, look your best, and act as a perfect mom and wife, the results may be something you’d like to erase from your life.

Alice Love used ten years of her life to construct such a personality.  Hating to exercise didn’t stop her from a personal trainer, jogging, and attendance at a spinning class until she spun herself off her seat, resulting in a concussion. 

It sent her memory back ten years.

In the hospital she wondered why her husband didn’t visit.  Where are the flowers?  No phone call?  She remembered herself as a well-tempered, loving wife.  She didn’t remember the divorce proceedings or the three children.

Moriarty constructs the life of a woman who needs to find her former self, away from the busy, bitchy, and hard-edged personality tens years had formed.  Unknown to Alice, her former self is the one that Nick, her husband, had fallen in love with.

Nick learns of Alice’s condition, but her memory loss isn’t his concern.  That is until the woman he once loved emerges from beneath the layers of self-indulgence.  As if walking on egg-shells, he wavers back-and-forth about giving her another chance.

A fantastic characterization of a couple who have a chance to repair a decade of a badly constructed marriage.  The only thing is, can Alice regain her memory and retain the more desirable personality?  Will Nick give her the chance to be a couple again?

What Alice Forgot is a thought provoking novel which illustrates the simplicity of true love.


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