Still Alice (Hardcover)

By Lisa Genova

Gallery Books, 9781439116883, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

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From New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes the definitive--and illuminating--novel about Alzheimer's disease. Now a major motion picture starring Oscar winner Julianne Moore Look for Lisa Genova's latest novel Inside the O'Briens.

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life--and her relationship with her family and the world--forever. As she struggles to cope with Alzheimer's, she learns that her worth is comprised of far more than her ability to remember.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.


Praise For Still Alice

"After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'"
-- Beverly Beckham, The 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

"A work of pure genius."
-- Charley Schneider, author of Don't Bury Me, It Ain't Over Yet

"A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer's journey that I have read."
-- Mark Warner, Alzheimer's Daily News

"With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's."
-- The Improper Bostonian

"Heartbreaking."
-- The Cape Cod Chronicle

"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



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