What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
This month's read had readers agreeing that it is a good book. The idea of forgetting our "nasty" selves and reverting back to a better time was interesting to discuss. How and why people change over time is fascinating, especially for Alice. In the beginning, her life is wonderful with her husband. However, after three children and advancements in her husband's career, Alice finds that she is bored with her marriage and her life. While the money is flowing and the family wants for nothing, it demonstrates that sometimes the more we have the less we fulfilled we are.
After an accident at the gym where Alice suffers a concussion that leaves her with amnesia, she wakes to only remember her "former" self. She has no idea of the trials and tribulations that have occurred to her and her family over the last 10 years. In fact, this reversion back takes Alice to a time when she was extremely happy. Will she ever get her memory back? Does she really want to?
Read the book to find out!
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
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The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
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