Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 476 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2009
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.
Quotes from What Alice Forgot
Early love is exciting and exhilarating. It’s light and bubbly. Anyone can love like that. But after three children, after a separation and a near-divorce, after you’ve hurt each other and forgiven each other, bored each other and surprised each other, after you’ve seen the worst and the best– well, that sort of love is ineffable. It deserves its own word.
But maybe every life looked wonderful if all you saw was the photo albums.
She was busy thinking about the concept of forgiveness. It was such a lovely, generous idea when it wasn’t linked to something awful that needed forgiving.
Just because a marriage ended didn’t mean that it hadn’t been happy at times.
About Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of several internationally best-selling novels including, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, Truly Madly Guilty, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers, The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. Writing as L. M. Moriarty, Liane has also written the Nicola Berry children’s book series. Moriarty currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Visit the author’s website →