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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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Feb 02, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: book-club

Even if you've never been personally affected by someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or advanced dementia, you should read this book. Still Alice is about a 50 year old woman who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and it’s both heartbreaking and insightful. That sounds trite, I know, but the praise blurbs on the cover of this one were dead on. The author is a neuroscientist at Harvard, but her background doesn’t in anyway hinder her tale (I was afraid there’d be way too much technical stuff built into the narrative, and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it). Well-written and engaging, this one really gave me something to think about.
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February 2, 2009 – Shelved
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February 20, 2009 –
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February 20, 2009 – Finished Reading
December 6, 2010 – Shelved as: book-club

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Kelly if you liked Still Alice, you may like my new book The Bird House. Library Journal called it a "a great title for book clubs and fans of 'Still Alice.' "

Hendo I'm waiting on Bird House from the library!

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