Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet

Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, June 7 at 3:30 pm to discuss “What Alice Forgot” (2012) by Liane Moriarty.  [The author will not be present.]

The novel tells the story of Alice Love, a woman who wakes up on a gym floor to find she has lost the memory of ten years of her life.  She thinks she is 29 years old, in love with her husband and pregnant with her first child, but at the hospital she discovers the honeymoon is 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.  Ultimately, she must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over at all.

Liane Moriarty is the author of The Hypnotist's Love Story; The Husband's Secret, a New York Times bestseller; Three Wishes, and The Last Anniversary.  Her work has been published around the world and translated into seven languages.  She is also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children.  Ms. Moriarty lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small children.

Led by Evelyn Fischel, Saturday Samplers is a book discussion group dedicated to sampling various kinds of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, new and old novels, and even teen fiction.  Its goal is to search out interesting, noteworthy, and sometimes overlooked books.  Readers can find information about the group and about the books and authors on the reading list at  No sign-up is needed to join the discussion.  Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.

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