What Alice Forgot is Good Chick-Lit
By Everyday Reading on September 17, 2011
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Editor's note: It's been awhile since I've read some really good chick-lit. Yes, I read chick-lit and I'm not afraid to say it. Janssen's review of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot has me tempted to go hunt it down. I could find a spot for a good chick-lit novel in my reading rotation, couldn't you? - Karen
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Now Alice is determined to figure how her life has changed so much -- why has her marriage fallen apart, and who are these children, and why is her relationship with her sister strained? How has she gone from a quiet and happy twenty-nine year old to a thin, grim, nearly-divorcee at thirty nine? And is her memory going to come back? And if does, what then?
I think the key to success with this book is that it doesn't try to play the amnesia bit for laughs. Never once does it feel gimmicky. The whole premise worked really well for me.
But it's not just the premise that's solid here.
The narration is carried by three different voices. There is Alice, of course, who is not only navigating the present without her memory intact, but also recounting memories of the past - meeting Nick, their early married life together, the beginning of their enormous house remodel.
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