A friend of mine was reading the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova. So when I saw that it was available as an audio book at my lending library, I put my name on the list. I like reading the same book as someone else is as it’s fun to discuss them.
I found the book to be good and very interesting…but move than all that, sad. Our daughter Kalissa has work with many dementia and Alsheimer’s residents at the nursing homes she has worked at so I especially found it interesting. I learned things medically too and living in a house with lots of medically educated people, I like that aspect too. It was a good read..but like I said..SAD. The book isn’t very long so it was a quick read too.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. Now a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart! Look for Lisa Genova’s next novel Inside the O’Briens.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.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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars. I’d go a little less….The book doesn’t have a real ending that brings the book to a conclusion. I was looking for something more to happen but then maybe that’s the point of the book…Alzheimer’s just goes on.