Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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