From the archives – What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – a fun and enjoyable story. There’s always a place for that!
What Alice Forgot
If a bump on the head causes you to forget the last ten years of your life, can you make some changes before those memories return? It’s an interesting concept and similar to the ideas expressed in Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer, in which characters try to get things right in alternate lives. In What Alice Forgot, Alice Love knocks her head at the gym and wakes up thinking she is ten years younger and pregnant with her first child. Much has changed in Alice’s life, however, and many problems loom.
This story is a light, feel-good read, set in suburban Australia. When she awakens, Alice learns that her marriage has crumbled and discovers that, in the past ten years, her own personality has undergone a dramatic change. Her…
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