TURN OF MIND

By Alice LaPlante
Grove AtlanticJuly 2011
www.groveatlantic.com

Hardcover320 pages, $24.00, ISBN: 978-0802119773
Subject: Intrigue / Relaitonships / Mystery

Turn of Mind is a uniquely entertaining literary thriller. Alice LaPlante’s portrayal of the prime suspect’s escalating dementia, told from her point of view, is gripping, unnerving, and utterly brilliant.”—Lisa Genova, New York Times Bestselling author of Still Alice

"LaPlante's literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, fading, spinning away from her protagonist. . . . LaPlante tells the story poignantly, gracefully, and artistically. Jennifer White, as a physician, as a wife, as a mother, leaps from the pages as a powerful character. . . . A haunting story masterfully told."
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)

"Impressive . . . A subtle literary novel."
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

"Haunting . . . [A] startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self. . . . This masterfully written debut is fascinating on so many levels, from its poignant and inventive depiction of a harrowing illness to its knowing portrayal of the dark complexities of friendship and marriage."—Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist (starred review)

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