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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 6th 2009
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
Still Alice was an emotional journey into the life of someone with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. While I don't personally have any experience with EOAD, or have any family members who have suffered, I've come across it a bit in some previous research I've conducted. I was able to feel not only Al...
This was an eye opening book. It was told from the point of view of the person with Alzheimer's. Although I can't know for sure, I feel that it was pretty spot on. What a sad and scary disease Alzheimer's is. I don't think I'll ever forget this story. It made the issues personal for me, and cha...
Wonderful book about alzheimer's. A must read.
bookshelves: e-book, spring-2015, published-2007, mental-health Read from April 26 to May 03, 2015 Description: In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her abili...