Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alice is a professor at Harvard University, a celebrated, respected academic with a full life.
But when she begins losing things, then words, and can't find her way home in her own neighbourhood she realises something is terribly wrong.
At the age of 50, she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and must fight to retain her self and to convince the family that loves her but will move on without her that she is still Alice, no matter how much she changes or what she loses.

Written from Alice's perspective, this is one of the most absorbing, heartbreaking novels I have ever read.
Rating - I give this 5/5 GREAT!!
Get this from the library

Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch

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