Friday, June 10, 2011

Still Alice

Still Alice
Lisa Genova
293 pages
Publisher: Pocketbooks

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Alice Howland is a popular professor at Harvard, has three great children, and a loving husband.  When she starts forgetting things she at first blames it on menopause, but then then gets a scary diagnosis - Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.  The book follows her progress with the disease.

This book was so many things.  Mainly it was depressing, but it was also eye-opening and beautiful.  The way the author was able to tell Alice's story was great in that it drew me in and I felt a bit of what Alice felt.  In the beginning I felt scared for her and the way the author presented the ending, I also felt a little lost like Alice did.  I don't really know what else to say except that this was an amazing novel and I think everyone should read it.

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