Still Alice

Still Alice book cover

I would like to recommend the book Still Alice.  It is written by a local author named Lisa Genova who grew up in Waltham and is a graduate of Waltham High School.

Still Alice is about a 50-year-old Harvard professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  The story follows Alice for two years as she copes with changes to her professional and personal life.  Although Alzheimer’s Disease is difficult to read about, you can’t help but fall in love with Alice and the challenges she faces.  Reading the novel was like looking at Alzheimer’s from the inside out, or in other words, from the perspective of the person with the disease. This is Lisa Genova’s first work of fiction. She originally self published the book, but the rights were recently purchased by Simon and Schuster.

I hope you will take the time to read this book.

*Posted by Gerry

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by Kate
    February 17, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

    Lisa Genova’s coming to speak about her book at the Waltham Public Library: Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 PM.

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