For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to highlight some of the authors and their books, that
we, in our book club, have either read, as a group,
separately or have been recommended by someone in our on-line, facebook group.
G is for Genova, Lisa
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.
We all really enjoyed this book. There were times we laughed and times we felt like crying, both at the sadness and the injustice described in Lisa's amazing book.
If you'd like to check out or join our facebook, book club, please select the link, What To Read Next.
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Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya - Secret Daughter
Gudenkaug, Heather - The Weight of Silence
Galloway, Steven - The Cellest of Sarajevo