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Novel throws light on stress of infertility

The main plot line in “What Alice Forgot” traces the title character’s amnesia and her attempt to recover 10 years of memories, but it was the depiction of her sister that I found most fascinating.

The sister struggles with infertility, and as a mental health clinician, I’m well aware that parenthood is one of the major transitions into adult life for both men and women. The non-fulfillment of the wish to have a child is clearly associated with a host of problems, and author Liane Moriarty skillfully examines some of them in her novel.

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