Saturday, January 29, 2011

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alzheimer's disease.  In this novel Genova gives the reader an eye opening look into what it must be like.
Alice is a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard when she begins to have memory lapses.  At fifty years of age, she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.
We readers share her experience as she descends into dementia, as her husband and children cope with losing Alice, and as Alice begins to lose herself.
This book is a "page-turner" yet is so hard to read, knowing people who are suffering in this way.  What an insightful book!
There are discussion questions at the back so this would make a great book for a book group.
Pocket Books, 293 pages.

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