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Author: Liane Moriarty Narrator: Tamara Lovatt-Smith Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101555019

Publisher Description

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?

Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

A knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.

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Quotes

  • “Funny and knowing… [about] what we choose to remember and fight to forget.”

    - O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Funny and knowing...[about] what we choose to remember, and fight to forget.

    - O Magazine
  • “The gripping story of a woman who wakes up with a bump on her head and no knowledge of the past ten years...an acutely observed romantic comedy that is both thought-provoking and funny.

    - Marie Claire (UK)
  • The affecting tale of Alice’s chance for a ten-year do-over.

    - The New York Times 
  • “Grabbed me on the first page…a deep and wondrous novel.

    - New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice
  • I loved this book. It has, for me, everything that makes a good novel excellent.

    - New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Ray
  • Heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking...a story you’ll remember.

    - New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie
  • Highly addictive.

    - She Magazine (UK; Book of the Month)
  • I loved this original read.

    - The Sun (UK)
  • Funny and captivating.

    - Closer (UK)
  • Winning...well-paced, and thoroughly pleasurable.

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “An often funny, sometimes heartrending, deeply personal portrait of a woman attempting to unravel her own mystery.

    - Booklist
  • “Moriarity makes this more than just a one-note story, weaving in a plotline involving Alice's childless sister...intriguing...will keep readers guessing and curious to know more about Alice.

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A New York Times audio bestseller

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What Alice Forgot is another great book by Liane Moriarty. The reader, Tamara Lovatt-Smith also does a great job as narrator. Alice awakes from what she thinks is a dream, assuming she is a a 29-year old woman expecting her first child. Instead, she is actually, 39 and the mother of three children estranged from her husband. She's fallen off of an exercise bike at the gym, erasing the last ten years of her life. Moriarty does a great job of shining light on infertility, and shuffling between Alice's past and present. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone enjoying engaging fictional novels. "

    - Julie, 9/14/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is chock full of both hilarious and poignant moments. The way Moriarty weaves the themes of loss and redemption together with humor and tenderness is truly the mark of a gifted writer. Not only was I able to enter fully into the emotional life of the three main characters, I was also able to relate fully to each one. The narrator, Tamara Lovatt-Smith, was absolutely superb, and I actually kept hearing echoes of her voice in my head for days after finishing the book. Bravo! "

    - Courtney, 3/16/2017
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    " A very cool story that uses amnesia from a concussion to explore the ways our closest relationships morph out of love. "

    - Marsha, 2/17/2014
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    " It is a great book and it makes you realize that sometimes you may take your life for granted and it takes a small bump to the head to actually try to want to fix it. An eye-opener of a book for everyone to read. "

    - Daisy, 2/11/2014
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    " This is a fun read. And thought provoking about marriage. "

    - Robin, 2/10/2014
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    " Fast and hard to put down, I loved this book. It's perfect for many of us who are in our 40s with families-very relevant. "

    - Maryann, 2/5/2014
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    " A bit slow in the middle, but otherwise a good, fun story! "

    - Mindy, 2/5/2014
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    " Great story for a mom in her early 40s. Makes you stop and reflect... and I am who I wanted to be? "

    - Tara, 2/2/2014
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    " Very interesting way to make a point about relationships; very thought-provoking. Truly enjoyed reading it. "

    - Vanessa, 2/1/2014
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    " Interesting to see how things can unfold in 10 years. "

    - Shawneshoo, 1/29/2014
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    " Easy read. I related to it in some way. I like this one. "

    - Robyn, 1/9/2014
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    " A really and thought provoking book. It is one I would recommend to others. It made me wonder what would happen if you couldn't remember the last 10 years of your life. "

    - Jennifer, 1/7/2014
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    " Another fast, good read. Makes you think that slowing down and remembering the past might be a good idea. "

    - Jordana, 1/7/2014
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    " My Dr recommended this book and it was amazing! I want every one of my friends to read this book, so that we can talk about how great it was! "

    - Mandy, 1/4/2014
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    " I loved that I had to read to the last page to know the outcome of it all . I agree with the one review of 2.5 stars for the first half of the book and an absolute 4 for the last half of the book . I really loved this book. "

    - Cheryl, 12/8/2013
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    " This was good read with a somewhat predictable story projectory. But I enjoyed it. Plus, it served as a sort of cautionary tale. "

    - Chi-Chi, 12/1/2013
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    " Completely enjoyed reading this book... "

    - Jane, 11/19/2013
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    " cute story that ended too fast. Makes you stop and think "what kind of person have i become since i first got married and had kids" "

    - Lorna, 11/19/2013
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    " Really fun read, and thought provoking. Fun! "

    - Andi, 10/8/2013
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    " A little reminder to always remember where you came from, and who you used to be, change is good as long as its for the best! "

    - Camille, 8/26/2013
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    " I would have given this a 3 1/2 star if I could. I definitely liked it but didn't love it. But an interesting and fast read. "

    - Melissa, 7/15/2013
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    " A story of a lifetime of regrets. We all don't get a second chance. "

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    " Good, easy read. Figured out the ending but still enjoyed it. "

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    " A story with a lot of insight and heart. Engaging characters and a bit of mystery too! "

    - Scifiali, 9/20/2012
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    " I loved this book! What a gift to have an opportunity to revisit yourself from 10 years earlier. What a great mental process to examine as the reader or explore with others. I can't wait to discuss this with others who've read the book!!! "

    - Trish, 7/21/2012
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    " Very thought provoking premise - who would you be if you didn't remember the last 10 years of your life? "

    - Shana, 6/5/2012
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    " I loved this book! It's fun and romantic and a good ending. "

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    " Read this for Bookclub, I really enjoyed it. Easy read, interesting concept. Loved it "

    - Debra, 2/9/2012
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    " I loved this book! So many entry points for me. "

    - Kelly, 1/9/2012
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    " This was a really fun read! It was really fascinating to put myself in Alice's place -- how would I react if I "woke up" and it was 10 years in the future and everything in my life was different. Cool premise for a book -- could be a fun movie! "

    - Lori, 12/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me think about what I might be like if I woke up and suddenly forgot ten years of my life. In the end, touches on a lot of the real struggles of marriage and how those struggles can either destroy your relationship....or bind you together. "

    - Casemnor, 11/7/2011
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    " I can not objectively write a review for this book. It was just the right book at the right time. I loved it. The concept, the writing, the humor.This book is fun and I would recommend it to anyone over 34 with kids. "

    - Lisa, 11/7/2011
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    " Omg this was too cute!!! Imagine waking up one day and having forgotten the past 10 years of your life...it would be 2001!!! Id be 19!!! Not a completely original concept, but the way it was presented and the character development was just excellent, I love this author. "

    - Ellen, 10/31/2011
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    - Sufheil, 10/31/2011
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    - melody, 10/29/2011
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    " I really liked this book and appreciated how the author explored how relationships mature and how life can get in the way of happiness if you let it. A thoughtful but easy read. "

    - Tracy, 10/26/2011

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. Her novels have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Nine Perfect Strangers has been adapted for television, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.