Friday, March 12, 2010

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

Description from the amazon:
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.

My two bits:

Again, I give you another Alice. Not a whimisical story but a serious one.

My review coming soon...


*** Giveaway ***

Win this book.

Open to all.

Offer ends April 11, 2010 --> extended to April 30, 2010

To do:

Comment on at least one Alice in Whatsitland post (non-book giveaway)

AND let me know with your email below.

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  12. I commented on Alice, I would really like to win this novel.
    My mom and her siblings all had Alzheimer's and it scares me that I am now in my 60's and my mom had it at 70.
    This is a super book.

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