May 27, 12
Read from May 26 to 27, 2012
An amazing and horrifying (but still sometimes darkly humorous) look at early-onset Alzheimer's Disease from the inside -- from the point of view of the patient, 50-year-old Alice, a Steven Pinker-like professor of cognitive linguistics at Harvard. I also caught a little whiff of Oliver Sacks in this excellent novel, so it was not surprising in the interview at the end of the book when Genova, who has a Ph.D in Neuroscience, said that Sacks is one of her influences. I'm looking forward to reading Genova's next book, Left Neglected.