Still Alice is a novel by Lisa Genova, set in Boston. The novel is about a woman who suffers early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Alice Howland, a year- old. Start by marking “Still Alice” as Want to Read: Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. There are an estimated five hundred thousand people in. From New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes the definitive—and illuminating—novel about Alzheimer's disease. Now a major.

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"Still Alice" book review of Lisa Genova's debut novel about a year-old woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, by Wendy Smith. We were incredibly moved by this beautiful and terrifying novel about a Alice, year-old psychology professor diagnosed with early onset. Neuroscientist and debut novelist Genova mines years of experience in her field to craft a realistic portrait of early onset Alzheimer's disease.

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This page was last edited on 23 April , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Sony Pictures Classics. Academy Awards [37]. Best Actress. Alliance of Women Film Journalists [40].

Best Lead Actress. British Academy Film Awards [42]. Best Actress in a Leading Role. Shelves: contemporary , Is my identity something that transcends neurons, proteins, and defective molecules of DNA? Is my soul and spirit immune to the ravages of Alzheimer's? I believe it is. I read this book for three reasons.

That being said, I have to confess that I didn't really go into this expecting to like it. I picked it up from the li Is my identity something that transcends neurons, proteins, and defective molecules of DNA?


I picked it up from the library so I wouldn't have to spend money on it and so I could return it quickly when I realised it was nothing more than the regular Nicholas Sparks -style melodramatic chick lit. I started it with a bored sigh, thinking I would soon be putting it aside to distract myself with the internet or any of the million TV shows I'm currently trying to keep up with. But something unexpected happened. This is not chick lit, whatever you want to interpret that to mean.

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It isn't melodramatic or emotionally manipulative. It isn't the Alzheimer's equivalent of the standard - forgive me - "cancer book".


Instead, this is a deeply moving psychological portrait of a woman's deteriorating mind and how this gradually affects her relationships with the people around her. It's about an intelligent woman suddenly finding that she can no longer rely on her mind, she tries every day to hold onto her memories, her sense of understanding, and we are taken on a terrifying journey into what it must be like to know you are slowly losing pieces of yourself day by day.

I have no desire to trivialize cancer or any other disease, I have lost several people I've loved to cancer and know how horrible it is. But Alzheimer's is a whole different type of monster. There's one part of the book where Alice says she wishes she could swap her disease for cancer and then instantly feels bad about it, but I understand where the feelings come from.

With cancer, you can fight. There's chemotherapy, radiotherapy and yes, they don't always work, but you can go down fighting. With Alzheimer's, there's still no way to fight it, no chance of overcoming the disease.

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The diagnosis carries a tragic hopelessness with it, because all you can do is sit around and wait for your mind to deteriorate. Sometimes you can really tell when an author knows their subject and, in my opinion, it makes all the difference.

I recall Split by Swati Avasthi in particular and the way the author's background working with abuse victims helped her have a deeper understanding of the characters she was dealing with and the story she was telling. Genova holds a Harvard PHD in Neuroscience and there is a surety and confidence in her scientific explanations of the disease that makes this fact evident in her writing.

She knows the small details of what she's talking about and so the bigger picture is naturally more convincing.Still Alice is a novel by Lisa Genova , set in Boston. See All. Please try again later. Still Alice is a brilliantly written, absorbing, and heartbreaking account of one woman's struggle, not just with the disease itself, but with herself, her family and her identity. On a personal note, there is a history of Alzheimer's in my family.

I can't stop thinking about it and when I was reading it I couldn't put it down. But Alzheimer's is a whole different type of monster.

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