Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 4.72 × 5.51 × 0.79 in
Published: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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
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 --
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
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.
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.
"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