What Alice Forgot

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Pan Macmillan Australia, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 433 pages
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"She was floating, arms outspread, water lapping her body, breathing in a summery fragrance of salt and coconut. She had to squint through spangles of light to see her feet. Her toenails were each painted a different colour. Red. Gold. Purple. Funny."

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby, she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.

But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life.

Alice's sister Elisabeth, who seems uncharacteristically cold, drives her home from the hospital. And home is totally unrecognisable, as is the rest of her life. Who is this Gina that everyone is carefully trying not to mention? Why does her mother look like she's wearing fancy dress? And what's all this talk about a giant lemon meringue pie?

In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.

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This book started out with such a great premise. - LibraryThing
The ending was so neat, and trite, and terribly pat. - LibraryThing
Moriarity is a good writer, and I expected better. - LibraryThing
I am not happy about the ending at all. - LibraryThing
There were two other plot parts that were fascinating. - LibraryThing
I loved the premise as well as the execution. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

Well, I quite enjoyed this. Alice knocks her head and loses a decade of memory including inconvenient facts like she is now the mother of 3 children she cannot remember. From here the story winds ... Read full review

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User Review  - DawsonOakes - LibraryThing

alrighty...i have dance on the brain right now so bear with me. there is an expression in dance about wanting a dancer to get 'more into the ground' - you want them planted, connected, really pushing ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Liane Moriarty is the author of three novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary and What Alice Forgot. All three of her novels have been published successfully around the world and translated into seven languages. Writing as LM Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade series for children. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter. You can find out more about Liane's books at her website: www.lianemoriarty.com.

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