Book Club: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Tuesday, September 17, 2024
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12 - 1 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Add to Calendar 2024-09-17 12:00:00 2024-07-13 04:08:05 Book Club: Still Alice by Lisa Genova About Still Alice by Lisa Genova:An extraordinary debut novel about an accomplished woman who slowly loses her thoughts and memories to a harrowing disease--only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving.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 of early-onset Alzheimer's disease changes her life.As the inevitable descent into dementia strips away her sense of self, fiercely independent Alice struggles to live in the moment. While she once placed her worth and identity in her celebrated and respected academic life, now she must reevaluate her relationship with her husband, a respected scientist; her expectations of her children; and her ideas about herself and her place in the world.At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.Reserve Your SpotJoin the Chandler Museum Book Club!Staff at Chandler Museum and Chandler Public Library have come together to choose a mix of fiction and non-fiction that expand on topics from current and future exhibitions at Chandler Museum.This book pairs well with Portraits of Dementia, a traveling exhibition on view from Sept. 3 - Oct. 5, 2024.Connect with other readers during in-person discussions led by Museum Staff Kristine Clark and Librarian Anbolyn Potter. City of Chandler info@chandleraz.gov America/Phoenix public

About Still Alice by Lisa Genova:

An extraordinary debut novel about an accomplished woman who slowly loses her thoughts and memories to a harrowing disease--only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving.

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 of early-onset Alzheimer's disease changes her life.

As the inevitable descent into dementia strips away her sense of self, fiercely independent Alice struggles to live in the moment. While she once placed her worth and identity in her celebrated and respected academic life, now she must reevaluate her relationship with her husband, a respected scientist; her expectations of her children; and her ideas about herself and her place in the world.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.

Reserve Your Spot


Join the Chandler Museum Book Club!

Staff at Chandler Museum and Chandler Public Library have come together to choose a mix of fiction and non-fiction that expand on topics from current and future exhibitions at Chandler Museum.

This book pairs well with Portraits of Dementia, a traveling exhibition on view from Sept. 3 - Oct. 5, 2024.

Connect with other readers during in-person discussions led by Museum Staff Kristine Clark and Librarian Anbolyn Potter.