Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Table of Contents: Still Alice

Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Year: 2009
Synopsis: 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.

What Others Have To Say:
The Globe and Mail
"hrough her depiction of real-life situations and their impact on a close-knit family coping with this tragic disease, Genova shows us that when you lose your mind, you still have your heart, your default emotional responses and your essential self. Something for all of us to remember."

USA Today
"...reads like a gripping memoir of a woman in her prime watching the life she once knew fade away."

Alzheimer's Society
"...represents a valuable step forwards in the drive to raise public awareness of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a crucial aspect in the fight to defeat these devastating conditions."

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