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Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

PBR Review This is an extremely compelling novel, written in a sensitive and compassionate style that allows you to feel what it is like to be diagnosed and live with Alzheimers disease. Prior to reading this when Alzheimers was mentioned my thoughts and sympathy were always focused on the family, not the victim of this terrible disease, now my heart will go out to Alice. The writing has such a personal feel to it that as Alice struggles with each new phase of this disease and comes to terms with the depth of what she is being robbed of, it is easy to forget it is fiction. It is absolutely heart wrenching to watch her slowly lose control of her mind and life, made even more tragic because she knows it is happening. The author also shows the effect on the family as hope for a cure becomes less and less a viable option. This emotional story will bring tears to your eyes and a passion for finding a cure for Alzheimers.Back.
Talking Points: This book is so touching and the voice of Alice so real, when finished you can't stop thinking and talking about it. As the cloud of Alzheimer's descends upon Alice, the simple clear writing style of Lisa Genova allows the reader to feel the full haunting impact of this disease. Any book club that enjoys beautifully written emotionally charged books will enjoy this one.
PBR Reader Comments:
Told from the perspective of Alice as she deals with the slow decline of Alzheimer’s disease, it is a book that will stay with me for a long time. It’s touching, memorable and impossible to put down.
by-Christa 2009/12/18, 05:05 AM

A poignant story with beautifully developed characters. I was sad when it ended. I highly recommend.
by-Lovreading 2009/11/01, 04:03 PM

This is a fantastic book and it's not just for family, caregivers and friends of Alzheimer's victims, it's for anyone who loves a touching, beautifully written story.
by-Lyn 2009/09/02, 07:27 PM

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