What Alice Forgot by Alice LaPlante- 487 pages
Alice is twenty-nine. She is whimsical, optimistic and adores sleep, chocolate, her ramshackle new house and her wonderful husband Nick. What's more, she's looking forward to the birth of the 'Sultana' - her first baby.
But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone's telling her she's misplaced the last ten years of her life.
In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she's his worst enemy. What's more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her either. And who is this 'Gina'everyone is so carefully trying not to mention?
Alice isn't sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn't have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband for ever?
My review: 4 stars
Interestingly told tale that any busy mom can relate too. It captures the mindset of one woman as a new mother and as an overly stressed out, caffeine crazed, busy mom. It touches on relationships...with your spouse, with friends, with family and with kids. Highly enjoyable light read.
Tags: 2011, Fiction, Chick Lit, Funny
Labels: 2011, Chick Lit, Fiction, Funny