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Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
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Jun 21, 12

it was amazing
Read in May, 2012

What an incredibly ambitious book. Very brave piece of fiction. Perhaps the craft evident in this book is of little interest to non writers, but what an incredible undertaking to tell a story from the POV of woman succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease. The story began in first person, moved to second person as the illness progressed, and finally to third person, to show that Dr. Jennifer White was no longer an integrated personality. Brilliant. Such a surprising but wholly believable ending. Wonderfully thoughtful and important work.
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Patricia Florio It sounds like a book I'd like to read. Thanks for the recommendation.

Gale Martin You bet!

Patricia Florio I started it last night. I'll keep you posted.

Gale Martin :)

Patricia Florio I finished the book last night and felt frightful about this disease all through the book. It felt so real. A very well done piece of fiction. Thanks for recommending.

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