Still Alice: A Novel

By Lisa Genova
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7.77 Hours 01/06/2009 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

An Indies Choice Book Award Debut Book of the Year nominee

Selected for the January 2009 Indie Next List

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Heartbreakingly real…So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn’t put it down…Still Alice is a story that must be told.” Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
“After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, ‘You have to get this book.’” Boston Globe
“This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come.”  Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds
“With a master storyteller’s easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice’s surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you.” Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don’t Leave Me This Way

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Author Bio: Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. She graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, Chronicle, CNN, Fox News, and is featured in the Emmy Award–winning documentary film To Not Fade Away. She lives with her husband and three children in Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English