[Alice LaPlante] Turn of Mind [words Book] eBook

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A New York Times bestseller Turn of Mind is a literary thriller about a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia and accused of killing her best friend With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity Alice LaPlante's debut novel brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curseWhen the book opens Dr Jennifer White’s best. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante may just be the talk of the summer I read it in one sitting it was that riveting Sixty four year old Dr Jennifer White retires from her orthopedic practice when she discovers she has early on set Alzheimer s When her old friend is found murdered with mutilated hands and missing fingers Dr White becomes a prime suspect What could be a run of the mill murder mystery becomes a complicated story of a woman experiencing rapid dementia and declining memory I can only liken it to experiencing a horrible nightmare over and over as we follow Dr White s thought process in this first person narrative The story goes backward forward and round and round in an attempt to give us the whole picture yet in a voice that so confused that sometimes we feel our own memory is failing us With a deceased husband two children and a caretaker also on board Dr White s story is fleshed out and we eventually understand what happened I fear that calling Turn of Mind a mystery may lose some readers and what a loss this would be If you were able to read Still Alice by Lisa Genova frightening as the topic of Alzheimer s can be then don t miss Turn of Mind Disturbing but thought provoking it s a different take on the topic of dementia and its many manifestations Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic recognizing A Daddy for Christmas read it in one sitting it was that Banned in Britain riveting Sixty four year old Dr Jennifer White Hour of the Beast retires from her orthopedic practice when she discovers she has early on set Alzheimer s When her old friend is found murdered with mutilated hands and missing fingers Dr White becomes a prime suspect What could be a Dictionary Of Dreams run of the mill murder mystery becomes a complicated story of a woman experiencing The Love of a Latino rapid dementia and declining memory I can only liken it to experiencing a horrible nightmare over and over as we follow Dr White s thought process in this first person narrative The story goes backward forward and Other Days, Other Eyes round and Deception Island round in an attempt to give us the whole picture yet in a voice that so confused that sometimes we feel our own memory is failing us With a deceased husband two children and a caretaker also on board Dr White s story is fleshed out and we eventually understand what happened I fear that calling Turn of Mind a mystery may lose some The Family readers and what a loss this would be If you were able to The First Partition of Poland read Still Alice by Lisa Genova frightening as the topic of Alzheimer s can be then don t miss Turn of Mind Disturbing but thought provoking it s a different take on the topic of dementia and its many manifestations

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Deepens and White’s relationships with her live in caretaker and two grown children intensify a chilling uestion lingers is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her hide itA startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to reality through anger frustration shame and unspeakable loss Turn of Mind examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existenc. I give the author due credit for realistic portrayal of what it s like to have dementia and what it s like for those trying to care for a person with dementia As for the story the delivery is just too random and scattered When I reached the end I was left with that HUH feeling that makes a novel unsatisfying Burning Attraction relationships with her live in caretaker and two grown children intensify a chilling uestion lingers is White’s shattered memory preventing her from The Numbers Game revealing the truth or helping her hide itA startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to Tall man riding. reality through anger frustration shame and unspeakable loss Turn of Mind examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existenc. I give the author due credit for The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory realistic portrayal of what it s like to have dementia and what it s like for those trying to care for a person with dementia As for the story the delivery is just too The Big Golden Book of Poetry random and scattered When I

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Friend Amanda has been killed and four fingers surgically removed from her hand Dr White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it Told in White’s own voice fractured and elouent a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate complex alliance between these life long friends two proud forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries As the investigation into the murder. Interesting premise but ultimately over hyped Grim throughout with no glimmer of anything The twist was surprising but overall I was just glad to be done with this I was uite interested in the whodunit part of the plot for the first half or so of the book but the relentless deterioration of the main character made that seem unimportant by the time the murderer was revealedupdate Oct 4 2014 check out Elizabeth is Missing for a novel with a somewhat similar storyline executed in a much satisfying way


10 thoughts on “Turn of Mind

  1. says:

    I was really surprised how much I wasn't blown away by this book I thought I would be It's a Powell's choice It has an interesting premise a woman with Alzheimer's is the main suspect in the murder of her best friend The writing was interesting consisting of some notes from the main character Jennifer's caretaker children and the murdered friend Amanda but mainly from Jennifer's POV skipping around in time but also skipp

  2. says:

    This novel chooses an unusual perspective for its narrator and in my view accomplishes it well Dr Jennifer White is a retired orthopedic surgeon self retired apparently due to self recognized signs of developing dementia All the ac

  3. says:

    Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante may just be the talk of the summer I read it in one sitting it was that riveting Sixty four

  4. says:

    Another really good book Could not put it down I was not sure about the book at the beginning The writing style is very different and it's told through the voice of the patient with dementia and through her notebooks she keeps to help herself remember things But I got used to it and read this book in 3 days very uickly for me It was a reall

  5. says:

    Interesting premise but ultimately over hyped Grim throughout with no glimmer of anything The twist was surprising but overall I was just glad to be done with this I was uite interested in the whodunit part of the plot for the first half or so of the book but the relentless deterioration of the main character made that seem unimportant by the time the murderer was revealedupdate Oct 4 2014 check out Elizabeth is Missing for a novel with a s

  6. says:

    What an incredibly ambitious book Very brave piece of fiction Perhaps the craft evident in this book is of little interest to non writers but

  7. says:

    Turn of Mind was marked as a Staff Pick at fountainbkstore so I thoroughly expected to adore this novel I was not disappointedAs a mystery this book has a uniue twist Not only is the reader puzzling out who dunnit but the main suspec

  8. says:

    I won this book from a GoodReads first read contest and the subject intrigued meso as soon as I received it I started to read it The first thing that threw me off was the style of writingit's a line or two then a space then another line or two And anytime the person is thinking the thoughts are written in italicswhich seems easy to follow but sometimes I found myself bored with having to switch voices so often and skip over spaces on the

  9. says:

    I give the author due credit for realistic portrayal of what it's like to have dementia and what it's like for those trying to care for a person with dementia As for the story the delivery is just too random and scattered When I reached the end I was left with that HUH? feeling that makes a novel unsatisfying

  10. says:

    Dark DiseaseMurder is nothing compared with losing yourself which is what is gradually happening to top surgeon Jennifer White as Alzheimer’s drags her under Her best friend of many years is murdered and she has to keep reliving it each time her son or daughter her caretaker or detectives retell it Then there are her lu

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