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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Hi. I'm Carol. I'm a writer, so be careful what you say otherwise you could wind up in my next novel! I live in Madison, WI, one of the oddest cities around, and when I die I want to come back as my dog, … more
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