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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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Jan 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-50-book-challenge, borrowed, contemporary-fiction
Read from January 22 to 23, 2011

This story is about Alice Howland, a professor at Harvard. One day on her way home she gets hopelessly lost and after several other incidents, she goes to her doctor. After multiple test, including a genetic test, she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Her journey and the reactions of her family to the diagnosis make this one of the scariest books that I have ever read. Then CBS's Sunday Morning re-ran "Jan's Story" this morning about the same subject. The title is a play on words, at the end of the story she is still Alice as opposed to being not Alice but she is also "still" or quiet because she is losing words.

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