Thursday, 17 February 2011

Help! My wish list #12

One more title from my ever-expanding reading wish list.

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Still Alice
By Lisa Genova

Amazon's product description: When Alice finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease she is just fifty years old. A university professor, wife, and mother of three, she still has so much more to do - books to write, places to see, grandchildren to meet. But when she can't remember how to make her famous Christmas pudding, when she gets lost in her own back yard, when she fails to recognise her actress daughter after a superb performance, she comes up with a desperate plan. But can she see it through? Should she see it through? Losing her yesterdays, living for each day, her short-term memory is hanging on by a couple of frayed threads. But she is still Alice.

Why I want to read this book: Having experience of Alzheimer's Disease only through films (Iris, The Notebook), I'd like to see how it is portrayed in writing. And probably cry a lot.

1 comment:

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

This is definitely one I want to read but it's one of those tough subjects that I'm wondering if I can read without crying hysterically throughout it...