Still Alice

by Lisa Genova

Pocket Books | January 6, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind...

Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439157030

ISBN - 13: 9781439157039

I read the publisher’s jacket copy of Still Alice and decided the last thing I wanted to read was a story about a woman who gets Alzheimer’s. How fortunate that I decided to crack open this little jewel. You will be drawn into this story from the first paragraph and become totally connected to the unfolding life of Alice Howland. Alice is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s at the height of her success, a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with an equally successful husband and three grown children. Her students are enthralled by her lectures and she has reached that point in her life where she is stimulated and fulfilled both at work and at home. But, when she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life and her relationship with the world, forever. At once beautiful and terrifying, Lisa Genova’s novel Still Alice is a moving depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. We are with her as she fights against what is happening to her. Try as she might, Alice cannot deny the reality of her diagnosis; slowly, inexorably, her brain lets her down. This is an extraordinary debut novel about an accomplished woman who slowly loses her thoughts and memories to a harrowing disease - only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving.

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Still Alice

Still Alice

by Lisa Genova

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 6, 2009

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439157030

ISBN - 13: 9781439157039

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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind...

Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.

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