9.23.2014

finished reading...

This would make an interesting book group selection. I'm curious to know what my reading friends would think about it. It's the kind of book I need to talk about with someone.

From the publisher:
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.

So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over….

I couldn't put this down, although there were a couple of times I wondered where it was going to go next. I wondered what would be different in my own life and relationships if I was to have that kind of amnesia and "lose" years of my memory. It wasn't a cliche--woman gets amnesia and works to mend her horrible ways. It's more of the struggle to understand what is happening in her life and how she wound up this changed person.

The secondary characters were well crafted, too. I felt the strain of the relationships and how the reappearance of the "old Alice" melts those strains away.

I liked this book, a lot.

2 comments:

bookmammalmusings said...

I've bought this for my kindle after really enjoying Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies--but haven't gotten to it yet. I'll let you know when I do! Glad you enjoyed it!

Paula Kaye said...

This is on my reading list too...I'll tackle it next then we can talk