Apparently I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. There’s nothing else that coincides as nicely with having to elevate a sprained ankle. Michelle got me hooked on “Still Alice.”
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.
Gwenamon says: Heartbreaking and very worthwhile