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Still Alice

by Lisa Genova
Read by Lisa Genova

Simon & Schuster Audio | May 4, 2010 | Audio Book (CD)

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In Lisa Genova's extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer's disease-only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!

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 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: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 2.31 × 1.97 × 0.31 in

Published: May 4, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144233620X

ISBN - 13: 9781442336209

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

by Lisa Genova
Read by Lisa Genova

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 2.31 × 1.97 × 0.31 in

Published: May 4, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144233620X

ISBN - 13: 9781442336209

About the Book

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."

From the Publisher

In Lisa Genova's extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer's disease-only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!

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 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.

About the Author

Lisa Genova has a degree in Biopsychology, from Bates College, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Lisa is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel STILL ALICE. Her second novel is LEFT NEGLECTED. She lives with her family on Cape Cod.

Editorial Reviews

"Heartbreakingly real.... So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn''t put it down....Still Alice is a story that must be told." -- Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
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