Monday, June 25, 2012

summer read - what alice forgot

what alice forgot is already gone.  a friend is going on vacation tomorrow, and there it went - pure entertainment for a long car ride.  luckily i had her snap this photo before they left.

in this book, alice wakes up on a cold gym floor.  she's 29, expecting her first child, and can't remember what she ate for breakfast.  the emts are gentle, but the stretcher carries her past people who know her, whom she does not recognize.  alice is deeply in love with her husband, and can't understand why he does not come to the hospital.  

one shock follows another.  she's not pregnant.  she's getting divorced.  she has 3 children and is really 39.  

whew.  that was some concussion.  i recommend this book for poolside, traveling, or stress relief reading.  it captures your attention, and keeps it.  best of all, when you finish reading, you still have lots to think about.  what would your younger self think of your life today?  

summer reading recommendations?
beautiful relaxation.


  1. that sounds interesting. i'm trying to take more time to read, but haven't yet finished the Steve Jobs bio that I started weeks ago! Teri

  2. Noreen, this book sounds really good. I've been feeling a bit stressed lately..we're on school hols at the moment so this could be a good read for me. Thanks. Catherine

  3. I really enjoyed What Alice Forgot - it did make me think about how your life was in the past and how things change over time.

  4. Wow, what a story! It sounds really fascinating...May have to recommend it for my next book club choice. Speaking of book club, we just selected Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn. I've read really great reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Hm, what would my younger self think of my life today? Well done. I managed to come out alright. ;)

  5. I just had some friends talking about this book...Oh, I don't know. I'm needing to keep things really really light these days but it sounds SO good.

  6. This sounds like a great read... love your suggestions, always xx


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