Still Alice: A Novel

2007

Alice Howland, is a fifty year old psychology professor at Harvard University who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Told from Alice’s perspective, this story tells of the effects of this ravaging disease has on family members and the victim herself. Lisa Genova is a first-time novelist who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University. She knows of what she speaks. Yet she portrays Alice’s situation with sensitivity, humor, and compassion with a minimum of technical jargon. This book is a wake-up call to us all. This situation could happen to any of us and it would likely change the course of our lives for years to come. Thoughtful presentation.

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