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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
13 STILL ALICE LISA GENOVA Alice Howland is a Harvard professor, with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to forget simple things she dismisses it at first, but when she gets lost in her own neighbourhood, Alice knows that something serious is wrong. At only 50, Alice finds herself in the rapid downhill spiral of Alzheimer's disease. Alice had always placed much worth on her career and academic life, but with this at risk, she must now revaluate her relationships with her husband and children and her own identity. Without memory, is it possible to hold on to your identity? This novel explores this question and gives an understanding of those affected by early-onset Alzheimer's. 'Without memory, is it possible to hold on to your identity?'