Thursday, June 4, 2009

Still Alice by Lisa Genova -- A Reccomendation by Jessica

What if every memory you've ever had will be erased from your mind, and you have no choice but to carry on...powerless to stop it?

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life -- and her relationship with her family and the world -- forever.At once beautiful and terrifying, this extraordinary debut novel by Lisa Genova is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.

What Jessica says: I just finished the book ~ it was amazing! Couldn't put it down. This an amazing story of the progression of dementia mostly told from Alice's view. As soon as I finished it I brought it to work and it's now in rotation. Everyone here plans to read it.

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