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ISBN13: 9781439170045
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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.

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Lisa Genova's bestselling novel Still Alice tracks the tragic decline of a 50-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's, and the impact on her family.

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Reminiscent of "A Beautiful Mind" and "Ordinary People," this work is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by a first-time author who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

About the Author

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is a member of the Dementia Advocacy, Support Network International and DementiaUSA and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's association. She lives with her husband and two children in Cape Cod. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Still Alice.

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BjoLiz, April 1, 2014 (view all comments by BjoLiz)
A must read for...anyone, really. Well written and very informative regarding not just early onset Alzheimer's, but anyone suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It is an eye opener to family and caregivers alike. This is not an easy disease on the victim, victim's family or the caregivers, but it might help generate more compassion and understanding for all involved.
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islander12, May 11, 2012 (view all comments by islander12)
Have you ever wondered how much of your personality still needs to be there for "you" to still be "you"? Lisa Genova is an Alzheimer's expert and writes a story that anyone who knows someone with Alzheimers, or even knows someone who has had a stroke and has lost some of their brain functioning, can connect with. This story is particularly touching because it is early on-set Alzheimers. In the beginning of the book the main character has just minor lapses of memory (as most of us who are getting older do), but she rapidly moves to more serious problems.
Throughout the book, more questions come up. Would you rather commit suicide than stay alive in body only? How does the disease affect the rest of the family? Husband, children, grandchildren? How does it feel when you realize you are losing it, or have lost much of the brain power you used to have? How can others compassionately treat those with Alzheimers?
The main character is a strong advocate for support groups for both the patients and their families, which aids the transitions of all, and the book also includes resources.
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Margaret Whipple, August 9, 2010 (view all comments by Margaret Whipple)
I will carry this novel in my heart - and my head, for a long time to come. While written as fiction, it tells the story of those who live with this horror of a disease, Alzheimer's (early onset), as it advances over time.
The story gives so much heart - to a heartbreaking subject. An important read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439170045
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Genova, Lisa
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20091229
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 6.335 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Lisa Genova's bestselling novel Still Alice tracks the tragic decline of a 50-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's, and the impact on her family.
"Synopsis" by , Reminiscent of "A Beautiful Mind" and "Ordinary People," this work is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by a first-time author who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
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