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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
March 26th, 2015
An amazing depiction of a real person and how she feels and sees life with the horrible desease "Early Onset Alzheimer's".
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Heartbreaking
March 26th, 2015
Touching, heartbreaking, and yet terrifying as well. The thought that this could possibly happen to you is always at the back of your mind while reading. Gives you a much greater understand of what Alzheimer's suffers go through.
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Still alice
March 26th, 2015
A must read, the novel is writren in first person and tells the story of early onset Alzheimers from Alice's perspecrive. A compelling story of ones will to live and to be treated as a membee of society. Emotional amd real, It helped me ro relate to what my friend is expeeiencing rhis joueney wirh hwe dsthee amd coisin with his wife. No one is immune.
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Still Alice
March 15th, 2015
A must-read for anyone who knows or has lived with someone who has been affected by this debilitating disease. A reminder that even though outwardly the affected person may not seem to be in the present, there is still a human being there who needs our patience and understanding AND above all, love. A beautifully written chronicle. Alice will remain in my memory.
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Still Alice
March 4th, 2015
A very realistic account of life with alzheimers I don't want to day more bit the review won't post with less than 100 characters >:-{
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Loved it
March 4th, 2015
This was such an incredible book! I read it a few years ago. It has stuck with me ever since. Such an emotionally powerful book.
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Still AIice
March 1st, 2015
The saddest book I ever read - but I could not put it down - horrifying disease cleary illustrated -so sad
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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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