January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

So we’d like to share an amazing new work of fiction with you.  I just finished reading Still Alice and was blown away.  This is a novel written from the point of view of a Harvard cognitive psych. professor as she descends into early-onset Alzheimer’s. 

The author, Lisa Genova is a Harvard PhD and writes this fiction as though she has lived it herself. 

 Email me at claire.laplante@simonandschuster.ca to win an advance reader’s copy.  The first person to email with “STILL ALICE” as the subject and their mailing address in the body wins.

3 thoughts on “January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

  1. A quote from one of my colleagues:

    “I just finished this book and was blown away by how beautifully it is written. I have not read a book in a very long time that obsessed me as this one did. The story flows seamlessly, from one chapter to another, making you feel what Alice and her family are feeling, the anger, the fear and the sense of loss. She is an amazing character and you will cry with her and for her. Alzheimers is a very personal story for all of us and Lisa Genova has captured the fear we all feel and helps to explain what goes on and what is being done about it in the scientific world in terms we all can understand. I highly recommend this book.”

    Judy DeFreitas
    Executive Assistant
    Simon & Schuster Canada

  2. Another quote from another colleague:

    “I also read and was moved by this novel. It is very accessible and gives great insight into the terrifying experience of the ravages of Alzheimer’s for both the patient and their loved ones.”

    Kate Saunders, Sales Rep, Simon & Schuster Canada

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