Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Finds

What great books did you hear about / discover this week?

I found:

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

"With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's in the mind of the still-too-young and active Alice. A kind of ominous suspense attends her gathering forgetfulness, and Genova puts us, sympathetically, right inside her plight. Somehow, too, she portrays the family's response as a loving one, and hints at the other hopeful, helpful response that science will eventually provide."
- Mopsy Kennedy, Improper Bostonian

I found this book via the Jan. 2009 Indie Next List.

What books said "read me" to you this week?

Looking for more finds? Mosey over to Should Be Reading.
My previous finds are here.


Kristi said...

I saw this book in the Shelf Awareness newsletter and it does look good!

My post is up here:

Jenners said...

This sounds very intriguing ... but a bit depressing perhaps.

sherry said...

You know what's strange? I'm not concerned about the heaviness factor as much as I am about the overall quality of the writing. I read an excerpt (which you have to think is chosen to favorably promote the book) & thought the writing was "flat."

I'm attracted to the idea of the novel but worried that I will be disappointed in the writing.

~ ambivalence ~

caite said...

Yes, I guess I first saw it in the Shelf Awareness ads, but then I was flying this last weekend and there were large numbers of copies displayed in the airport bookstores. I will have to get my hands on a copy at some point.