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Still Alice

By Lisa Genova

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Format: Paperback, 293 pages
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. Now 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."

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Fifty-year-old Alice Howland, a highly respected linguistics professor, suddenly begins feeling disoriented and confused. Her diagnosis-early-onset Alzheimer's-irrevocably changes her life as well as the lives of her husband and three grown children. First-time novelist Genova holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and writes an online column for the National Alzheimer's Association. These qualifications help to make her story realistic and compelling. Genova reads her own work, conveying meaning through emphasis and inflection. Of interest to all listeners. [Audio clip available through www.simonandschuster.-com.-Ed.]-Joanna M. Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Lib., Providence Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Heartbreaking." -- "The Cape Cod Chronicle" "After I read "Still Alice," I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'" -- Beverly Beckham, "The Boston Globe" 'Incredibly moving and humbling' "Louise, ""London" 'Incredibly compelling and engaging' "Natalie"", ""Newcastle-Upon-Tyne" 'Remarkable, illuminating ... highly relevant today' "Daily Mail" 'Beautiful, heart-breaking and haunting' "Sara-Jade, ""London" "After I read "Still Alice", I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'" -- Beverly Beckham, "The Boston Globe" "Heartbreaking." -- The Cape Cod Chronicle "With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's." -- The Improper Bostonian "A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer's journey that I have read." -- Mark Warner, Alzheimer's Daily News "A work of pure genius." -- Charley Schneider, author of Don't Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet "With a master storyteller's easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice's surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you." -- Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don't Leave Me This Way "This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come." -- Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds "After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'" -- Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe "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 'There are few page turners in this field of literature but this is one of them' "Alzheimer's Society" 'The most accurate account of what it feels like to be inside the mind of an Alzheimer's patient I've ever read. Beautifully written and very illuminating' "Rosie Boycott "

EAN: 9781439102817
ISBN: 1439102813
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 20.83 x 13.97 x 2.29 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This book was a really good read, It flowed along and it was easy to follow. I couldn't stop talking about the book telling everyone about Alice and I recommended it to everyone. I told a friend to read it and she didn't want to because her grandfather had suffered from alzheimers and I said but it"s from their prespective not the care. When she read it she said she had really enjoyed. I've given it to my mother to read, just waiting for her comment. A truely lovely book about a womean and her family and how she learns to live and cope with alzeheimers. Now I recommend it to anyone that reads this book review. YOu won't want to put it down till you finish it.

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