Book of the Month Club: “Still Alice”
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Throughout the year, we will feature a Book of the Month as a means of supplementing the teaching of God’s Word at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. We believe each book will encourage, bless, strengthen, and challenge your walk with the Lord. Every other month, a featured book will draw your attention to the Gospel and to what it looks like to be a disciple or believer of Jesus Christ in the world today.
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OCTOBER 2013 BOOK OF THE MONTH
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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…
Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.
– Source: Amazon.com
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