Still Alice

c_1439102813Debut author Lisa Genova is already receiving kudos for her novel, Still Alice. The book is due out January 6, 2009, and chronicles one woman’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Check out some of the praise below:

Heartbreakingly real…. So real, in fact, that it kept me from sleeping for several nights. I couldn’t put it down….Still Alice is a story that must be told.”

Jeanne Lee, author of Just Love Me: My Life Turned Upside-Down By Alzheimer’s

— Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader

“After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, ‘You have to get this book.'”

— Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe

“This book is as important as it is impressive, and will grace the lives of those affected by this dread disease for generations to come.”

— Phil Bolsta, author of Sixty Seconds

“With a master storyteller’s easy eloquence, Lisa Genova shines a searing spotlight on this Alice’s surreal wonderland. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. It will inform you. It will scare you. It will change you.”

— Julia Fox Garrison, author of Don’t Leave Me This Way

“A work of pure genius.”

— Charley Schneider, author of Don’t Bury Me, It Ain’t Over Yet

“A masterpiece that will touch lives in ways none of us can even imagine. This book is the best portrayal of the Alzheimer’s journey that I have read.”

— Mark Warner, Alzheimer’s Daily News

“With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer’s.”

— Mopsy Kennedy, The Improper Bostonian


The Cape Cod Chronicle

“What is it like to have Alzheimer’s disease? Lisa Genova has brilliantly captured the subjective experience in this intimate story. Although a fictional account about one person and her family, this book offers keen insight into the lives of millions of people affected by this disease. The urgent need for more research, education, and support is highlighted through this touching and informative novel.”

Daniel Kuhn, author of Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Families, Friends & Caregivers

“An intensely intimate portrait of Alzheimer’s seasoned with highly accurate and useful information about this insidious and devastating disease”

— Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, co-author, Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetics Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

“Something for the world to read.”

One comment

  1. it’s christmas eve and i don’t know how i got here…stumbling around on the internet because i’m having a hard time facing the reality of having lost my dad to multi-infarct dementia/congestive heart failure back in august. i started blogging in july and i don’t know what i’d do without it. now i’m dealing with my mom who is showing some “familiar” signs (she’s 82 in a couple of weeks) but still able to live on her own. anyway, thanks for all you’ve got here. loved the movie (my name is lisa)…my mom said today that even tho she is alone since my dad’s death – at least she’s not dealing with what was left of him that was so much NOT like him. I totally understood and agreed. alone is hard – but alone is easy in some ways.

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