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Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice - Lisa Genova

Still Alice is a beautiful book that I absolutely fell in love with.  It tells the heartbreaking tale of Alice Howland.  As the book starts with her being middle aged, shortly after a birthday.  Alice is Harvard professor, who specializes in linguistics.  She is very successful and lives a happy life.  She is married and has three children all relatively young, Anna, Tom, and Lynda.  Anna is her oldest, then Tom and lastly Lynda.  Anna and Tom are both studying to have important jobs, while Lynda is off studying to be an actress.  Alice is very worried that Lynda is not living up to her potential, and because of this the two do not really get along.  Suddenly Alice's life gets turn upside down with a devastating diagnosis.  Alice Howland has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.  Alice is forced to try to live with the monster that is stealing her life.  Probably one of the most beautiful, touching books I have ever read.