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by Lisa Genova
Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 46 minutes
First Published: 2014
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.
Quotes from Still Alice
“Be creative, be useful, be practical, be generous and finish big.”
“The mother in her believed that the love she had for her daughter was safe from the mayhem of her mind, because it lived in her heart.”
“Everything she did and love, everything she was, required language.”
“At some point, there would simply be no point. “
“My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment.”
Movie Trailer for Still Alice (2015)
About Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova graduated with a degree in Biopsychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Many of her novels are inspired by her study of neuroscience. Her works include Still Alice, Left Neglected, Inside the O’Briens, Love Anthony, and Every Note Played. Visit the author’s website →