Sunday, January 10, 2010

STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova (2007)

Written by a woman who has a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard, STILL ALICE is not your typical novel. Because of the medical details, it reads more like a case study at times. However, as the protagonist, a 50-year-old cognitive psychology prof, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the narrative draws you in and Genova creates a character who is entirely credible.

For anyone with a family member who is suffering the ravages of this debilitating disease, STILL ALICE is a must read.

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