Genova's debut revolves around Alice Howland - Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children. One day, Alice sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. It's a route she has taken for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Is her forgetfulness the result of menopausal symptoms? A ministroke? A neurological cancer? After a few doctors' appointments and medical tests, Alice has her diagnosis, and it's a shocker -- she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
What follows is the story of Alice's slow but inevitable loss of memory and connection with reality, told from her perspective. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. To Genova's great credit, readers learn of the progression of Alice's disease through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so they feel what she feels -- a slowly building terror.
this month we had the most amazing tally of…
Please pop over and see Kris….you may be one of our winners……!!!!!!
and our total for 2011 was
Congratulations to each and every one of you who has contributed to that total!! …you are all just amazing…….I do hope you are all so very proud of your personal achievements……
what can I say………..it has been the most unbelievable year…Kris and I have had a ball……I would also like to thank all those very generous friends who have donated prizes to our cause…..and to my very special partner in crime Kris, my gorgeous friend…….she is one amazing generous person, we need more Kris’s in the world……I was blown away when she had invited me to join her as has her offsider back in 2010…as I had some pretty big shoes to fill, May Britt did the most awesome job with Kris setting up OPAM 2009….
so….fellow addicted stitchers/sewers/quilter/creators
will be launched on ...
FRIDAY JANUARY 20th 2012
I do hope you will join Kris and I on our little OPAM merry-go-round…
thank you for taking part in OPAM 2011…..xxx
Take Care Peg….
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.