About the Book
Alice Howland is a fifty-year-old cognitive psychology professorat Harvard, and a world-renowned expert in linguistics, with grownchildren and a satisfying marriage, when she starts to experiencefleeting forgetfulness and disorientation. She initially attributesthese episodes to normal aging or menopause. But as her symptomsworsen, she sees a neurologist and is given the diagnosis that willchange her life forever: early-onset Alzheimers Disease.
With no cure or treatment, Alice struggles to find meaning and pur-pose in her life as her sense of self is gradually stripped away, leav-ing her unable to continue in her profession, take care of herself,recognize her loved ones or even understand that she has a neuro-degenerative disease. Without memory or hope, Alice is forced tolive in the moment, which is in turns beautiful, terrifying, and mad-dening.
About the Author
Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. Herfirst novel, Still Alice, has been adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisagraduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience fromHarvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimers disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism.