What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot

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Penguin Putnam
What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?

Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

A knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.

Baker & Taylor
Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last 10 years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is 39 years old, a mother of three children and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves. By the author of Three Wishes. 30,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is thirty-nine years old, a mother of three children, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780399157189
Characteristics: 426 p. ; 24 cm


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Nov 26, 2018

One of my all time favorite books! I've read it 3 different times, and know I'll read it again. The plot is so unique, I loved each character and I thought it had a great spiritual lesson about time, human flaws, forgiveness and love. A beautiful book.

Nov 11, 2018

Hilarious, heartwarming, addictive, and genuine, 'What Alice Forgot' is an unforgettable book. It's brimming with realistic characters with realistic struggles, flaws, and issues. That said, it was a bit silly at parts and overly dramatic, but these small flaws were insignificant compared to the powerful meaning and emotion of this novel. The ending was rushed but it tied a satisfying bow and I punched a fist into the air with delight.

Aug 25, 2018

COULD NOT PUT DOWN!! This is my favourite book of Moriarty's. Alice's story is very relatable and compelling. Is your life going to be how you picture it will be in 10 years? Will you like the person you become? Really makes you think. Would recommend this over and over again.

May 04, 2018

Great book! First time I read one of her books and loved it. Couldn't put it down.

Nov 05, 2017

Another great read by Liane Moriarty. It's fascinating to think what one's own life would be like if the past 10 years were suddenly erased. It was fascinating that it was scents that brought back pieces of memories for Alice; I often find that scents trigger memories for me too. Also, her muscle memory would kick in and she found herself surprisingly able to do things that she didn't remember ever having done before. The novel is also about Alice's sister, Elisabeth--her struggles with infertility and their relationship as adult sisters.

Oct 16, 2017

A great summer read! Alice has lost a decade of her memory, and is shocked at the changes in her relationships over the past 10 years. As she searches for answers, she discovers that forgetting may be the key to remembering who she really is.

Sep 28, 2017

I found this on a must-read list for summer. This book grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you reading right until the last page. The story line is great. You can relate to the characters and there is bit of humor thrown in. I couldn't put it down, and it stayed with me long after I finished it. I highly recommend this book...you won't be disappointed.

Aug 20, 2017

You won't forget this book about a woman who forget ten years of her life. After hitting her head after a fall, she wakes up believing it is 1998 and she is pregnant, happily married, and 29 years old. What she can't believe (until convinced) is that it is actually 2008, she has three children, and going through a divorce. She has no memory of any of the things that happened within those ten years. How she comes to learn of those events and deal with the consequences of what she and others have done makes for a great story. The novel had me guessing until the end. This was one of the best books I have read this year!

Aug 01, 2017

Another great book by Liane Moriarty.

Jul 24, 2017

Great Book! Great characters. Great storyline. Really enjoyed it.

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Nov 11, 2018

And that's when Ben said, "Lots of children must have lost their parents." He said it solemnly, but also with a definite hint of cheer. As in, hey, how handy! Lots of dead parents! Lots of spare kids up for grabs! Maybe a cute violin player is crawling out of the rubble right now.
- Page 243

Nov 11, 2018

"Good luck," said the nurse as I left.
She's the one who always says "Good luck." In a sort of patronizing way.
"Oh, f**k off with your good luck," I said, and punched her in the nose.
- Page 265

Nov 11, 2018

Ben's mum is probably right when she says "Nature knows best." Nature knows that I would make a terrible mother. Each time I get pregnant, Nature says, "Actually, this kid would be better off dead than having a mother like her.
- Page 253

Sep 14, 2015

The Caesar salad wasn’t very nice. A lackluster attempt. Wilted lettuce. Stale croutons. Very disappointing. Like life.


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Nov 11, 2018

Sexual Content: Kissing, flirting, and talk of condoms, divorce, boyfriends/girlfriends, affairs, and infertility. A couple of instances of sex, although these are memories are not described.

Nov 11, 2018

Coarse Language: A few uses of f**k and variants, motherf**king, and b**ch. One or two uses of sh**. Frequent taking the Lord's name in vain.


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