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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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Mar 11, 2009

it was amazing
Read in March, 2009

This is a sensitive and optimistic narrative about a Harvard professor who is a victim of early onset Alzheimer's disease. It is certainly a timely topic, though at first I felt some trepidation about even thinking about it. The author, much like the title character, is a Dr. of neuroscience at Harvard, and well informed on her topic.
She shows great insight into the changing mental state of Alice as well as describing some of the same events from the perspective of those who observe Alice, including her family. The narrative is moving without being overly sentimental, and is thought provoking regarding not only the patient, but also the repercussions to her genetic relatives.
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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.' "

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