Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Still Alice

Has anyone else read Still Alice by Lisa Genova? The minute I started reading this book, I could not put it down. The main character, Alice, is a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard with the world at her fingertips when she is given a devastating diagnosis. Recent memory lapses thought to be a symptom of menopause turn out to be an indicator of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Completely riveting, the book follows Alice through the early stages of her disease and then its inevitable progression and the effect it has not only on her, but her family as well. Definitely a must read!


Les said...

What a coincidence! I was just talking to a customer today about how wonderful this book is! I read it (can't remember how long ago, but search my blog for my review) and absolutely loved it. It made my Top Ten last year. OK, I found my review. Go here, if you like.

Literary Feline said...

I read this one last year and really liked it too. It really hit home for me, given how Alzheimer's and dementia have affected my and my husband's families. I loaned my copy to my mother-in-law when she was last in town and am anxious to hear her thoughts on it.