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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Village of Ashwaubenon, Wednesday, November 27 at 10am
Malibu - The Malibu Book Group discusses "Still Alice"
Diesel, a bookstore - Malibu, Wednesday, October 9 at 5pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes the Malibu Book Club back to the store to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova on Wednesday, October 9th at 5 pm.Alice Howland is fifty years old, a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard University, the mother of three children, and a world-renowned expert in linguistics; in short, an accomplished woman with a life to be proud of. However, lately, she's been having small episodes of forgetfulness and confusion, and the diagnosis is tragic. Alice has early onset Alzheimer's. Struggling with the loss of her sense of self -- she gets lost in her own house, she is unable read, work, even take care of herself, and, in the end, she can't even recognize her own children -- she tries to find a sense of meaning in a life that is being stripped of both past and future. Without memory or hope, she is forced to live in the moment, which is by turns beautiful and terrifying.
Unless otherwise listed, the Malibu Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5pm at our Malibu store. Meetings are free and open to the public, so come on down!
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu Additional: Malibu Country Mart - 23410 Civic Center Way, Suite A-3 City: Malibu, Province: California Postal Code: 90265 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Small, Gary author of The Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Skirball Cultural Center, Wednesday, January 9 at 2pm
Small, Gary author of The Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Dr. Gary Small will be speaking about the latest breakthroughs on Alzheimer's research.
To RSVP: Call (310) 794-0676
This event is free to the public, limited seating available. (MDGentleReader)
Lisa Genova, "Love Anthony"
R.J. Julia Booksellers, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7pm
Please call the store to check ticket availability. 203-245-3959. Thank you. Two parallel stories intertwine in this novel . Set on Nantucket, two women - one who gives voice to an autistic child and one whose autistic son changed the cours of her life - seek to understand the incomprehensible, and find strength to move on from tumultuous relationships and troubled pasts. The characters are richly described , and especially as a mother, I really connected with them in this beautiful novel. ~Barb Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering, nearly impossible. He didn’t speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died.
Now she’s alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son’s short life, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected way.
Beth Ellis’s entire life changed with a simple note: “I’m sleeping with Jimmy.” Fourteen years of marriage. Three beautiful daughters. Yet even before her husband’s affair, she had never felt so alone. Heartbroken, she finds the pieces of the vivacious, creative person she used to be packed away in a box in her attic. For the first time in years, she uncaps her pen, takes a deep breath, and begins to write. The young but exuberant voice that emerges onto the page is a balm to the turmoil within her, a new beginning, and an astonishing bridge back to herself.
In a piercing story about motherhood, autism, and love, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change and the irrepressible young boy whose unique wisdom helps them both find the courage to move on. Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Left Neglected and Still Alice. She graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the documentary film, To Not Fade Away. She lives with her husband and three children in Cape Cod.
Location: Street: 768 Boston Post Rd. City: Madison, Province: Connecticut Postal Code: 06443 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Gibson's Bookstore, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7pm
Lisa Genova on tour for Left Neglected.
Lisa Genova, the author of the bestselling novel, Still Alice, is back with another superb novel of damage and recovery. Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children--Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus. A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt. A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future. Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny--her new, true life--may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.... This event is presented in partnership with The New England Handicapped Sports Association (NEHSA), and a portion of our sales this evening will go to aid them in their efforts. (bookconscious)
Buttonwood Books hosts "Coffee with the Authors"
Atlantica Restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 09:45am
Lisa Genova discusses Still Alice.
Enjoy a continental breakfast while three contemporary authors discuss their latest work. Lisa Genova discusses “Still Alice” her novel about a fifty-year old woman who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Scituate author Lynne Griffin discusses “Life Without Summer”, her debut novel about the lives of two women forever changed after a tragic loss and Anne LeClaire discusses “Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence” about her decision to turn an ordinary day into a day of silence and how that one day turned into seventeen years of total silence twice a month. Reservations and Tickets ($16 per person) are required for this event.To reserve, please call Buttonwood at 1-781-383-2665. (ButtonwoodBooks)
Event location: Atlantica Restaurant, Cohasset
Still Alice Party for Lisa Genova
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 3pm
Lisa Genova , Still Alice.
Simon and Schuster has recently published Chatham author Lisa Genova's breakout debut novel Still Alice, a "work of pure genius" about a Massachusetts character's encounter with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Our store book club chose this book for discussion last year, loved it, and wants to celebrate its 2009 release by a major publisher and its choice as the February Book Club Pick for two clubs on a national scale. Congratulations, Lisa! Join us as we celebrate her accomplishments with a party in our bookstore - wine, booklovers, a Chatham author personalizing copies, a roaring fireplace, and great conversation about Still Alice - what better way to spend a winter Saturday? This event is free and open to the public and you are welcome to bring friends. We look forward to seeing you during this festive afternoon! (booksense)
Book Club with the Author - Still Alice
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 7pm
Lisa Genova , Still Alice.
Author Lisa Genova will be attending our May Book Club discussion on "Still Alice." She wrote this work of fiction after earning her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard, and draws upon her Alzheimer's research in this captivating, haunting story. Because this is a unique, wonderful opportunity, the Book Club will be open to everyone this month. (booksense)
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