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Beautifully written in the first person but at the expense of the secondary characters. How I would love to know their points of view.

Reading the book a second time, it is easy to note that the degeneration of Alice with undiagnosed Alzheimers had begun before the first page of the story.

A book that does not spoon feed the reader, it is perfect student material. As supported by list of discussion questions written by the author at the end of the book.

What did other readers think of this book?


Posted by deb_gs, 29th June 2015


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  • My Mother passed away after suffering with the same condition for 3 years that we know of. Her cause of death was kidney failure and pneumonia. Her sister also passed away with the same cause of death. The story in this book pretty well told my Mother’s story with the exception of her lifestyle in respect of physical activities and teaching. At a later date I was invited to go with a friend to see the movie. I sobbed through parts of it. It was a bit too raw for me.

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  • I haven’t read this book, wish I had, I still might. I have seen the movie though and it was awesome. Such a traumatic disease, puts a human face to it

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  • I’m pretty sure I have this book, I will have to read it.

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  • Sounds like a very good book, I just had a look at it online, definitely have to read it.

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  • Thanks for the recommendation

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  • I would Iike to read this. I think it was advertised on this site a while a go.

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  • i thought it was very different. I read the book but haven’t seen the movie or even seen advertising for it.

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  • I haven’t read it yet but you have got me wanting to. Thank you

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  • I haven’t read the book but the movie was incredibly touching

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  • A bit bland… Characterisation weak, different perspectives under explored.

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  • Haven’t read it yet, sound like a book I would like to read. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  • I have not had a chance to read it but it sounds like a good read!

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  • I loved it. I actually liked the fact that Alice was telling her own story. A very deep and moving book. I’d love to watch the movie now!

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  • Have not read yet, but just added it to my reading list. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I loved it! I was drawn to it because of family health issues …. it is such a scary disease.

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