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Book Review :: Inside the O'Briens

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. Image by Jessica Moseley Gordon

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. Image by Jessica Moseley Gordon

I was first introduced to Lisa Genova a few years ago when I read Still Alice. I was riveted from the first page.  We are immediately introduced to Alice, the protagonist who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Here we are given a very personal glimpse into the Alice's world and that of her loved ones. It's a frightening disease and as I read I questioned my own forgetfulness from time to time. Insightful, educational and powerful I was left wanting more from this author.

Not long ago I was perusing a handful of titles on my iPad. I prefer to read in paper, but I do tend to check out the books initially on my iBooks app where I can download the first couple of chapters for free. This helps me to decide whether I want to read the book in its entirety. Inside the O'Briens was one of the books which struck me as interesting. I downloaded a couple of chapters, and just as with Still Alice, I was immediately hooked.  For more read here.

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