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!