Still Alice

Still Alice

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What if every memory you've ever had will be erased from your mind, and you have no choice but to carry on...powerless to stop it? Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life -- and her relationship with her family and the world -- forever. At once beautiful and terrifying, this extraordinary debut novel by Lisa Genova is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mindand as unforgettable as Ordinary People.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • Riverside, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 144233620X
  • 9781442336209
  • 86,070

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'Beautiful, heart-breaking and haunting' "Sara-Jade, ""London" 'Remarkable, illuminating ... highly relevant today' "Daily Mail" 'Incredibly moving and humbling' "Louise, ""London" 'Incredibly compelling and engaging' "Natalie"", ""Newcastle-Upon-Tyne" "After I read "Still Alice", I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'" -- Beverly Beckham, "The Boston Globe" "This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come." -- Phil Bolsta, author of "Sixty Seconds" "A work of pure genius." -- Charley Schneider, author of "Don't Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet" "With a master storyteller's easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice's surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you." -- Julia Fox Garrison, author of "Don't Leave Me This Way" "A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer's journey that I have read." -- Mark Warner, "Alzheimer's Daily News" "Heartbreakingly real.... So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn't put it down...."Still Alice" is a story that must be told." -- Brunonia Barry, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Lace Reader" "Heartbreaking." -- "The Cape Cod Chronicle" "With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's." -- "The Improper Bostonian" 'There are few page turners in this field of literature but this is one of them' "Alzheimer's Society" 'The most accurate account of what it feels like to be inside the mind of an Alzheimer's patient I've ever read. Beautifully written and very illuminating' "Rosie Boycott "
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About Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and lives with her family in Massachusetts. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected - a Richard & Judy Book Club pick - Love Anthony and Inside the O'Briens. Still Alice has sold over a million copies worldwide and was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore.
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247,374 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (97,537)
3 12% (28,895)
2 2% (4,277)
1 0% (1,188)
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