Still Alice

Still Alice

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Lisa Genova's New York Times bestselling debut novel is now available, unabridged, at a new low price.

Fifty-year-old Alice Howland, a Harvard professor of cognitive psychology, is at the top of her game. Her kids are grown, her marriage secure, her career on fire when suddenly, after mere months of forgetfulness, she finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of early onset Alzheimer's Disease.

With no cure or treatment, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away, leaving her unable to work, read, take care of herself, recognize her loved ones--even understand that she has a neurodegenerative disease. Without memory or hope, she is forced to live in the moment, which is in turns beautiful, terrifying, and maddening.

Genova uses the successful, articulate, and independent Alice as the perfect vehicle to capture what it feels like to literally lose your mind. You'll admire Alice's strength and resourcefulness even as you cry over her losses. Still Alice brings new understanding for all those affected by this terrible neurological disease.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9781442336209
144233620X
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC Genov 3567
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container

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janet123
Aug 11, 2015

It is rare when a book moves you to the core. This is one of those books. Lisa Genova does a great job of depicting Alice as a person instead of a disease. Grad a tissue and enjoy.

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dquin001
Mar 31, 2015

I truly never understood what actually happened to a person when they suffered from Alzheimers till I read this..

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jmdeinken
Dec 11, 2013

Sandford has another winner. This one features Virgil Flowers. Good story line and holds your attention. 8 of 10 for me.

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Hoot
Oct 21, 2012

Really enjoyed this book. My grandmother, also named Alice, suffered with Alzheimers. The author was able to give me wonderful insights into some of the things she was going through. Sad but satisfying

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bxrlover
Jun 27, 2012

This was an awesome book. I have been afraid to read it for a while now as I have a deep seated fear of senility. Many times while reading it I identified with Alice, but feel slightly better when I talk about it with others my age who all say the same thing...........

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