May Bookclub - Still Alice by Lisa

  • May 10 · 4:00 PM
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We are going to have an interesting meeting this month. I have selected an amazing heart felt novel, Still Alice. Like all of the selections, the book has at least 4.5 stars on amazon based on at least 1,000 reviews.

In addition, one of our own members, Barbara Magro, has written a lovely tribute to her mother, called Recipes to remember which is half memoir, half recipe book. Barbara will be discussing her book and sharing her experience after our discussion of Still Alice.

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind.

And Here is a link to Barbara's beautifully photographed book. She will have copies available to view at the meeting. Happy reading!

http://recipestoremember.net/



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  • marcia w.

    Ok! I am happy to travel! It took me 16 minutes to get home from the library at Spanish River yesterday.

    1 · May 11

    • Carolyn

      Marcia....when it snowed, it would take 3 hours or more to get home!

      1 · May 12

    • marcia w.

      SAIS is a great program!

      May 12

  • Susan P.

    Do any of you belong to Meetup dinner clubs? I would like to find a club that meets this Sunday Evening. Any movies we want to see?

    May 12

    • Anna S

      I don't belong to any dinner meet-ups but was going to schedule Million Dollar Arm soon. Do you want me to schedule it for Sunday night or were you looking for dinner plans?

      3 · May 12

    • Susan P.

      I am looking for an excuse not to have dinner with my family on Sunday, since Saturday we are celebrating my oldest brothers birthday and 2 nights in a row is getting to be too much. I love my family, but they can be so nasty that it is too hurtful to be around them too much. (I live with my oldest brother) Million Dollar Arm sounds great.

      2 · May 12

  • Phoebe A.

    Thanks guys. Sorry the cafe is not working out. I love that location. Susan, I am looking to do some Sunday outings this Summer. Museums, art shows, comedy clubs. Live music. If I do I will let you know.

    1 · May 12

  • Phoebe A.

    Sorry to miss the club today. My daughter arrives tomorrow haven't seen her in 9 months. Gotta get the house clean. Hope to see you all soon.

    2 · May 10

    • Anna S

      We missed you Phoebe, but what a wonderful Mother's Day surprise for you!

      May 10

    • Jennifer K.

      Missed you, too, Phoebe. Wanted to hear how your boat trip went! But I'm so happy for you that your daughter has returned. What stories she must have!

      1 · May 12

  • Susan P.

    How much is the private room? Maybe we call all chip in and the amount would not be much and I don't think anyone would mind?

    May 12

    • Anna S

      Susan, it was OUTRAGEOUS, something like $200./per meeting. I said: this is a bookclub, not a corporate event. They were very uncooperative and told me they needed revenue????

      2 · May 12

    • Susan P.

      I am so sick and tired of the greed of every business.

      2 · May 12

  • Joan Q.

    My first "meet-up!" Interesting, insightful, and provocative discussion. Looking forward to next time.

    3 · May 11

    • Carolyn

      It was nice to meet you!

      3 · May 11

    • Susan P.

      Glad you are joined our group. See you next time :)

      1 · May 12

  • Carolyn

    Lively and interesting group. I usually like the library cafe setting, but the background noise of the cafe (refrigerator?) was crazy noisy and distracting.

    2 · May 10

    • marcia w.

      Anna, do you want me to check with the Hagen Ranch library on Hagen Ranch Road in Delray Beach?

      May 11

    • Anna S

      No, but thank you. That is pretty far West, I try to stay close to 95.

      1 · May 11

  • Jan P.

    I agree I will come early as well

    1 · May 11

    • Anna S

      I have there as early as 50 minutes early and those back tables, past the drink coolers and to the right are ALWAYS taken. It wasn't so bad when we could meet outside, but now it's too hot for that!

      1 · May 11

  • Jan P.

    Exceptionally provocative insightful discussion!

    3 · May 11

  • Jan P.

    Great discussion lot to think about enjoyed the company also I believe more women spoke and were involved!

    3 · May 11

  • Silvina

    Great afternoon as usual...
    I liked that we sometimes do not agree about things in a fun and interesting way. The topic was not easy, and maybe harsh, but it was worth it!

    See you soon and happy mother's day to all :)

    3 · May 11

  • Joanne

    I just joined the group, I have been looking to join a book club and happen to stumble on to this club...looking forward to reading and getting to know people.

    3 · May 9

    • Anna S

      Welcome Joanne

      2 · May 9

    • Joanne

      Thank you Anna I look forward to meeting you and everyone else next month

      May 11

  • Lorraine C.

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone and participating in our robust discussion on Still Alice. Nicely lead, Anna! I am looking forward to our meet-up in June.

    3 · May 11

  • marcia w.

    Amazing, talented, and intelligent discussion!

    5 · May 10

  • Carolyn

    I just finished this book in two days. After the first few chapters, I could not put it down. I loved, loved, loved this book.

    3 · May 4

  • Donna H.

    Fabulous book. The author's insight & and skill truly brings you into the mind of an Alzheimer victim.

    3 · April 26

  • Linda

    I'll be in NY but the book looks good and I will read it.

    3 · April 25

    • Susan P.

      A must read and you will not be able to put it down. Enjoy

      2 · April 25

  • Lorraine C.

    Fabulous book!!! I can't wait to meet everyone and discuss this book. See you on May 10th.

    5 · April 23

  • Silvina

    I just finished the book: what a great selection…I could not put it down …

    But wait!

    Am I forgetting something, or is it just that I am menopausal?

    3 · April 13

    • Susan P.

      Soooooo Good - Enjoy reading everyone and I understand your sleepy eyes from staying up all night reading.

      1 · April 22

  • Linda

    I am so sorry to miss the meeting in May-it's Mother's day week end and I will be in NY with my daughter, it's her first Mother's day. Happy Mother's day to all and would love to attend the June meeting.

    3 · April 14

    • Anna S

      Have fun with your new grandchild!

      April 14

  • sheila k.

    Book choice looks great but I will be leaving for NY the week before. Thanks.

    March 23

    • Susan P.

      Good Luck finding a nice sublet. I use to eat at Millies Place, but I think it closed. You have an enjoyable summer as well. Yes the Meetups are wonderful.

      April 10

    • Susan P.

      Sheila stay in touch and maybe some of the books you can read and join the discussions from NY.

      April 10

  • Susan P.

    I am starting this book today. I have a strong feeling I am going to like this one. LOL Happy Reading and see you soon ♥

    2 · April 10

  • Silvina

    I am enjoying it so much even though I feel it can be me any minute!

    2 · April 9

  • Susan P.

    Ordered and due to arrive today. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
    I am currently reading "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The movie opens on Wednesday, April 16th. Maybe we could see the movie together. I am enjoying this book. Short and sweet. Not sure I believe what is written and not sure I like the way it is written. Good book anyway.

    1 · April 8

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