Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Alice Howland - Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children - sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Medical consults reveal early-onset Alzheimer's. Alice's slowly but inevitably loses memory and connection with reality, told from her perspective.
People could relate but also understood that at a certain point, this disease goes so far beyond what we can relate to. How horrific to understand you have this disease and there is nothing you can do. This disease is harder for those around you.
Club Rating: 3.4