Five Stars, Low Language, Low Romance, Low Violence

Live in the Moment

Confession I branched out…and I liked it! I read a book I have had on my shelf for quite sometime and just kept putting off. It’s not my typical post apocalyptic romance series. It was a much more serious real world novel. Still Alice takes a very scary and sad disease and puts you in it.


“Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. As she struggles to cope with Alzheimer’s, she learns that her worth is comprised of far more than her ability to remember.”

Lisa Genova does an amazing job telling the story of Alice a 50 yr old collage professor, author, and world renowned expert in linguistics who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

The way she writes it from Alice’s perspective is absolutely amazing, I was so riveted and impressed with the way she wrote and how she helped the reader understand and feel what was actually going on inside her mind. It tore at my heart. My husband’s family has a history of Alzheimer’s disease and my husband is terrified of getting it. Hearing the stories of how hard it was on those supporting his great grandfather and getting a glimpse of the thoughts and feelings he could have had brought that much more clarity to the disease and compassion for those who suffer from it. I just loved this book and the amazing way it was written!  -AB

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