Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still Alice Still Alice by Lisa Genova

There are so many adjectives I want to use to describe this novel: beautiful, heart-wrenching, indicting, comforting. Lisa Genova's story of a Harvard professor of Cognitive Psychology's journey down Alzheimer's wandering path is all of those things. Told from the professor's point of view, the story gives the reader a glimpse into what it might be like to lose and gain who you are, all at the same time. I think the thing I found most striking about Still Alice was the use of perspective in the telling of this sad, sad story. Beautifully crafted. I highly recommend this book.


Helen of SJ said...

This sounds like a really interesting book. I'm going to try to get it.

eveapple said...

Oh Helen, I would love to know what you think of this book. The subject and the way it is presented is thought provoking for certain.