June Book Club

  • June 18, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This month's read is 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. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. Genova's debut shows the disease progression through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so readers feel what she feels - a slowly building terror.
GRAND INQUISITOR: Kathie

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  • Pat C.

    Active, heartfelt discussion

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Once again life gets in the way! See you all in July.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am unable to attend tonight. Have a wonderful evening.

    June 18, 2013

  • Ellen

    I may not be able to make it tonight. It's been a CRAZY day (and it's not even noon yet)! Hopefully things will calm down & I will be able to attend. I should know better by 4:30ish and I'll update my RSVP if needed. Loved the book!

    June 18, 2013

    • Kathie

      Thanks for letting us know. Here's hoping your day gets better, and you can join us. :)

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend. I just moved and there are not enough hours in the day. Loved the book.

    June 17, 2013

  • Sophia

    Sorry I can't make it this month, even though this topic means so much to me both my Great Grandmother, and now my Grandmother has it. Its a sad topic but lost of memory is this worst death of all.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh....and don't forget to update you RSVP if you are not able to attend. Two No-shows and you will be removed from the group!

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are still looking for a Grand Inquisitor for tomorrow night's meeting. Any takers?

    June 17, 2013

  • Kathie

    Sounds like Khaled Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, is pretty good. His other 2 books are good, also.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it after all. See you in July.

    June 15, 2013

  • CaSandra W.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    June 13, 2013

  • Kathie

    I've forgotten the book for July. Anybody remember what it is? Thanks!

    June 9, 2013

    • Kristi

      Sorry, I wasn't there for that Meetup so I'm no help... ;(

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it !

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Prior engagement. But, I just joined and didn't know there would already be a meeting that close.

    June 6, 2013

  • Sophia

    Hope I can meet this time, so busy with work I was & now a class.

    May 21, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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