With 27 out of 28 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, Alice LaPlante's
Turn of Mind is a top pick among BookBrowse readers! Here's what they have to say:
Some readers enjoyed learning about Alzheimer's disease from a first person point of view and were riveted with LaPlante's narrative style:
This was truly a book I couldn't put down, read in two sittings on the eve of the first anniversary of my mother's death from Alzheimer's complications. I had only brief glimpses of what my mother's reality was like as I tracked her decline from a distance. This book filled in the blanks for me - at alternating times tearful, joyful, and humorous. The writing is so skillfully done that the story flowed seamlessly from beginning to end. I'll remember this book not only for the writer's expertise but also for bringing me greater understanding of the last years...
Beyond the Book
For more information about Alzheimer's, see the backstory to Still Alice
Alice LaPlante's debut novel, Turn of Mind
has received an overwhelming amount of praise and has been selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2011 Indie Next List.
Though this is her first novel, LaPlante is certainly no stranger to writing. For over 20 years she has worked as an award-winning journalist, a corporate editorial consultant (for IBM, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, Deloitte, Symantec, and Palm, among others), and has taught writing at the university level. She has written for Forbes ASAP
, and Discover
, in addition to many other...