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Still Alice

16 Ratings: 2.6
A book by Lisa Genova

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Author: Lisa Genova
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Pocket (January 6, 2009)
6 reviews about Still Alice
review by . July 02, 2010
Alice Howland doesn’t have just an ordinary mind.  She is a married mother of three adult children, and a Harvard professor who never stops learning, reading, or sharing her knowledge with others.  She eats, breathes and sleeps academia.  This story of her decline into early on-set Alzheimer’s is akin to watching an athlete lose a limb or a bicycle lose its wheel.  It is simply impossible to imagine.  Ironically, the mind that Dr. Howland has worked so hard …
review by . June 10, 2010
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?   I was very moved by Alice's courage and her struggle to function in spite of her difficulties.   I was impressed with the patience and courage of her husband. Who would you recommend this reading to and why?   Iw ould recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Alzheimer's disease or anyone whose life has been touched by someone with Alzheimer's. My father has Alzheimer's disease and so did …
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Must read for anyone dealing with Alzheimers.
Quick Tip by . September 20, 2009
Great book! I couldnt put it down. The story is terrifying and beautiful at the same time. I highly recommend it.
review by . April 16, 2009
STILL ALICE is a story that will resonate with anyone whose family has been touched by Alzheimer's. Author Lisa Genova's debut novel tells the heart-breaking story of Alice Howland, a Harvard psychology professor coming up to her fiftieth birthday and beginning to experience forgetfulness and disorientation. Alice has a busy active life, traveling to conferences, running for her health, negotiating with her grown children over their career choices, engaging in a full social life with her professor …
review by . March 07, 2009
  I'm not sure how long this novel sat on my shelf. Four or five months at least. I started it once and put it down...not because it wasn't good, but because I knew that I was going to experience a journey.      Finally, I picked it up and fell into the story of a medical tragedy and the complex and changing life of a woman with early onset Alzheimer's Disease.      I work in an internal medicine clinic. We see patients who succumb to the process …
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