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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old
woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease,
written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D
in neuroscience from Harvard University.
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and
a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at
the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness
creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her
thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a
devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her
lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self
is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring
and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail
what's it's like to literally lose your mind...
Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice
packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a
strong new voice in fiction.
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