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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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4.5 / 5
very interesting . . . a book everyone should read
February 24th, 2015
I found this book very interesting and a book everyone should read. It was full of individual and family challenges. So insightful
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Another prospective
February 23rd, 2015
I work daily with people who have Alzheimer's and this made me cry and think of every single one of them. I think reading this gives me more of a prospective as a professional care giver
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Enlightened
February 17th, 2015
Wow, great story on alzheimer's. My mother in law dealt with similar situation w. Her dad. I understand better to be respectful and patient.
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Beautiful tale
February 12th, 2015
Loved Alice's journey with early onset Alzheimers. Haunting, yet courageously funny and filled with love.
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It just ends...
February 10th, 2015
Waiting and waiting for some excitment and bam...its done. It was good but no can't put it down what's going to happen next.
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Most definitely a great read
February 1st, 2015
This is one of those rare books that pull you in deep and makes you think about what is really important in life
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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
September 9th, 2014
Made me look through the other side of Alzheimer's disease
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Still Alice
March 27th, 2014
I so enjoyed reading this book !
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Mesmerized
March 12th, 2014
Absolutely loved and hated this book at same time because it was so real. Such a scary disease.
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Still Alice.
March 5th, 2014
Such an incredible book. Gave me so much insight to what dementia is and how it develops.
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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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