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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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Still Alice
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Thank you Lisa
January 19th, 2015
This book was absolutely awesome. My mother is doing with dementia and this touched me so deeply. May we always treasure every moment. Thank you for this book
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Still alice
January 15th, 2015
My family has this awfiul disease. I know it will be my time one day me the lecture of this book g a vr me more hope that I can tell you? Thank you
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Still...Amazing!
January 11th, 2015
Oh my, what a poignant story created for a determined strong woman! I will always remember this amazing character: Alice!
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remarkable
January 10th, 2015
this was a beautiful passionate story that keeps you seeking every detail into the life of alice, it touches the heart yet gives you the ability to see through her own eyes.
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Heartbreaking and very worthwhile
November 1st, 2014
This book moved me to tears in quite a few places. It tells of Alice Howland, a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard, and her grapple with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Particularly beautiful and sad was Genova’s portrayal of a professional communicator who starts to lose language. Ironically, I stumbled on some of the book’s sentences and was made aware that Genova is a neuroscientist first, rather than a writer/storyteller.
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Still Alice
March 27th, 2014
I so enjoyed reading this book !
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January 24th, 2014
Very powerful novel about the impacts of Alzheimer's on the individual and their family.
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January 24th, 2014
This was one of the most memorable books I've read in recent years. I enjoyed it tremendously and regardless of the fact that I hardly ever deviate from mystery stories, this kept me totally engrossed to the end. Highly recommended!
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January 23rd, 2014
Lisa Genova did a wonderful job writing this book. She definitely was able to make it very real, understanding what it is like to go through this disease.
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November 30th, 2013
A book that makes you think about life and all the things that we take for granted. It brought a tear to my eye. Very well written and a read I would recommend.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
November 14th, 2013
This book opened my eyes to stuggle Alzimers causes for all members of a family, the victim, the spouse and even the future generations. Alice was a great read and a great reality check.
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November 3rd, 2013
A eye opening book. Anyone that knows someone in the early stages to moderate stages of Alzheimer's should read this. It's sad but sweet at the same time. You do feel like you connect with Alice and the family especially if you have been through it.
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November 2nd, 2013
A very insightful beautifully written book. I could not put the book down! This book truly tugs at your heart strings. Such a good book!
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October 14th, 2013
Loved it....went on to search and wait for more from Lisa Genova....puts you in the shoes of characters, and experience fear, pain, shock, and joy....and understand events are shared by everyone...
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September 28th, 2013
Excellent book, brought tears to my eyes, so true to life.
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September 28th, 2013
Inspiring, my Dad has dementia, :( is all I can express right now
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September 28th, 2013
Still Alice is so frightening true that you will not be able to put it down...It delves into one of our most basic fears - What if we lost our minds? What if we lost our "self"....? Read it and be terrified as well as touched. A book like no other.
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September 28th, 2013
I found this book so very interesting, I cried reading it but yet enjoyed it. It is a wonderful true story about that terrible disease , I think if anyone is in your family with Alzheimer's it is a very good read
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September 28th, 2013
Alice makes you open your eyes and heart to people with Alzheimer's. It gives an insight on how it effects them personally and how a mind can turn things off and on without warning. Still Alice is an amazing lady who realizes that even though she is and will continue to go through changes in the end she is still Alice.
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September 28th, 2013
I loved this book - couldn't put it down after starting. It just reinforces the fact that life is so unexpected, that we need to cherish the good times and be happy for the things we have before we lose them and nothing is more sad than losing one's self and that is exactly what this disease does.
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