13 January 2010

Wishin' and Hopin': What Alice Forgot

The book I am aching to learn more about this Wednesday was first brought to my attention by the lovely Bookalicious Ramblings.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
UK Amazon Book Blurb: "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 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? What Alice Forgot is a novel with a tremendous heart about the enormity of all the things that can happen to a person in ten years. It's a story about mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, husbands and wives, and of how you should never lose sight of the people that you love."
Click here to view What Alice Forgot on UK Amazon. Click here to read a great interview with Liane Moriarty.
Does anyone know when (and if) it is scheduled to release in the US?

22 comments :

  1. This looks and sounds so brilliant! :)

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  2. Yay, thanks for the link! And YES, I am so excited about this one, it's one of my most anticipated releases of 2010! It's been pushed back twice already (BOO!) and I do hope it finally released in June, jeez! :) Here's hoping the book lives up to the fantastic premise and that we both enjoy it! :)

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  3. Wow! That books sounds like it packs a punch. I need to make sure I don't trip and hit my head anytime soon!

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  4. This sounds a bit like Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella...

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  5. Pushed back twice.. I hope its released here

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  6. Thanks for adding my button you are a sweetie!

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  7. Sounds very magical and romantic. And, lol, when I saw the word "whimsical," I immediately thought of you, Juju! Great pick. :)

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  8. Wow! This is so cool and I've to admit that I've this inclination to like anything that has to do w/ amnesia, I know not why!

    But of course, I've to be more patient from you guys in the States re: the release of this book since I'm sure that it won't hit our market until months it is released at yours *boo*

    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Whoa, it totally sounds like the book I'm currently reading - Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella! It's amazing :)

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  10. Sounds great but I just love the napkin on the front cover.

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  11. Totally cute cover! The book sounds very nice!

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  12. This is the type of book I can enjoy if, and only if, it has a happy ending. Fingers crossed.

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  13. What? You tell us about this great sounding book, and it hasn't even been released in the US yet!!???!!
    Talk about teasers.

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  14. NotNessie & Justine: O you're right it does! I hadn't heard of Remember Me? I'm off to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for the heads up ladies :)

    Becky: I have mine crossed too :)

    Shy: I'm with you! I love amnesia tales for some odd reason too!

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  15. I was also going to say this reminds me of Remember Me :) You really need to read that one.

    What Alice Forgot sounds really good. I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

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  16. Haha, that sounds cool ! That is what I call a yummy summary : there's everything in it and at the same time it gives us the curiosity to see the story unfold before our eyes. Not all book descriptions have that effect. :)

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  17. This sounds like a really fun read.
    Thanks for the heads up, Juju - - I am heading to my TBR list now!

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  18. I agree with other folks -- it does sound like Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me?, but this one will probably have more heart. That novel really didn't work for me... I pretty much hated the main character! Ergh!

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  19. I love the new look! It's very clean and sharp.

    I love Danielle Steele, my mom used to have all of her books so I have read most of the old ones. Nice to hear a new one will be out.

    P.S. I believe your Blog name will be my winner. I have a few days left before I have to decide but I am seriously liking yours at the moment.

    xoxo

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