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Glen Haven book discussion

Lisa Genova’s first novel, “Still Alice,” will be the subject of the fourth and last of the summer’s book discussion groups sponsored by the Glen Haven Historical Society.

The program will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Glen Haven School and Public Library, 7325 Fair Haven Road, at the head (south end) of Skaneateles Lake. All are invited to attend this program for which there is no charge.

Using a character named Alice Howland, Lisa Genova, a neuroscientist, writes a compelling account about the devastating effects of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alice, a Harvard University psychology professor, seeks medical assistance when she is bothered by symptoms she believes are being caused by either menopause or a brain tumor. When she receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it is totally unexpected.

This debut novel chronicles the story Alice’s comfortable and predictable life steadily begins to fall apart. (Interestingly, Lisa Genova sold the original self-published book out of her car trunk for more than a year before it was bought at auction by the publisher, Simon & Schuster. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller.) The evening’s discussion will be led by Dorie.

“Still Alice” should be available at local bookstores and online retailers, and in many area libraries. For more information about this activity or any of the others of the Glen Haven Historical Society, please call Bud Jermy, (607) 749-4365, or e-mail cwj1@cornell.edu.

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