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Still Alice

by Lisa Genova

Still Alice
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    Jan 2009, 320 pages
    Jan 2009, 320 pages

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A debut novel about an accomplished woman who slowly loses her thoughts and memories to early-onset Alzheimer's

Neuroscientist Lisa Genova's first novel, Still Alice, has been endorsed by the National Alzheimer's Association with good reason: It's one of the few books that addresses what it's like to live with the disease from the patient's point of view.

Genova's work with Alzheimer's patients has given her a deep understanding of the disorder and its impact not only on the afflicted, but on their friends and family as well. She does a remarkable job of sharing that perspective with her readers. Most of us have a sketchy familiarity with Alzheimer's and its primary symptom: a gradual loss of memory. Genova moves her readers beyond their superficial knowledge to a more profound grasp of the illness, illuminating consequences of it that most haven't considered (for example, the eventual loss of the ability to read a novel, as Alzheimer's patients lose the capacity to keep ...

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Lisa Genova, a first-time novelist, holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's Association. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.

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