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ISBN13: 9780399157189
ISBN10: 0399157182
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Brenda J Stratton, February 16, 2012 (view all comments by Brenda J Stratton)
I have to admit if I saw this book in a book store or library I probably would not have considered reading it but since I got it as a free book I decided to give it a go. I am glad I did read this book because once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down till I was finished reading. I wanted to find out what happened and if and how Alice's memory would come back. I found this novel to be quite creative and imaginative, especially how the author unraveled the story thread by thread, memory by memory and bit by bit. Loved the fact that it did not come all about at once - - - she lead you through the maze of jumbled thoughts, the interwoven stories of life, love, relationships, death, children and family. I loved the 3 interwoven voices and stories of Alice, Elisabeth and Frannie and how various font styles where used to distinquish the voices; how they all overcame obstacles and came to understand what was lost and then found. I was surpraised at the ending because it did not end like I thought it would. I would recommend this book to others to read as a matter of fact I am going to recommend it to the book group I belong to.
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CindyHY, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by CindyHY)
Everything needed for a delicious read: British, family, amnesia, marital conflict, the perfect potpourri of elements.
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LauraD, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by LauraD)
Beautifully written book about Alice, who has lost ten years worth of memories when she bumped her head. I loved this book and the second chances and how losing her memories helped her see things from a different perspective. It made me think about my relationships and what I do and think about the people in them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399157189
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Author:
Moriarty, Liane
Author:
Tamara Lovatt Smith
Author:
Lovatt-Smith, Tamara
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120424
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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What Alice Forgot
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Product details 496 pages Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam - English 9780399157189 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This winning not-quite amnesia story parses what happens when Alice, a married mother of three whose marriage is disintegrating, takes a knock on the head and comes to thinking she is herself, but 10 years younger and in the middle of a blossoming young marriage, with her first child on the way. As younger Alice adjusts to her older life and body, she finds much to be surprised at: a wealthy lifestyle she never dreamed of, a rejuvenated mother with a surprising love interest, and a sister whose life has turned out unexpectedly disappointing. And everyone is so sorry for something that happened with her best friend Gina, whom she doesn't remember, but apparently who helped sow the seeds of her marriage's collapse. But as the young Alice takes over the older Alice's life and applies her goofy, laissez-faire approach to living, the tension builds: what will happen if old Alice regains her memory? Alice's journey of reconciling herself to how her life came to be what it is, and her slowly building understanding of how the threads of her marriage began to unravel, is moving, well-paced, and thoroughly pleasurable. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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“In The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding.  Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

"Synopsis" by ,

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter

thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

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