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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. 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 what an incredible undertaking to tell a story from the POV of woman succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer s Disease The story began in first person moved to second person as the illness progressed and finally to third person to show that Dr Jennifer White was no longer an integrated personality Brilliant Such a surprising but wholly believable ending Wonderfully thoughtful and important work

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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 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 page I suppose this is a small thing to be irritated by but I was PAlso I think this book could have gone a lot farther into the emotions of it but instead this story seemed to be about some murder and whether or not the main character had done it and just didn t know she had I was expecting a NORMAL life regular everyday people dealing with the effects of dementia on an older family member and the effect it has on a normal lifebut the murder tale sort of took the reader away from thatand it wasn t even that in depthIt was written grammatically correct and in flowing English but I was just left wanting MORE after reading this book When I had reached the last page I actually found myself saying out loud alone in the dark That s itThis author has good potential she just needs to write a much enthralling story that EVERYone can relate to

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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. 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 action of the novel is seen through her eyes filtered through her changing brain There is a central mystery a murder and all the various personalities and plot points are revealed but in completely non traditional ways through the fragmented thoughts and words of this deteriorating person struggling to maintain herself and her worldThe mystery is not as important as the portrait of the person and the illness what Alzheimers and other dementias do to the person the personality Having worked with many people with dememtia over the years the portrait presented by LaPlant seems to capture the essence of what I ve observed well At the same time she captures the struggle of people around the doctor those who love her those trying to help those who really don t care once again all through the doctor s eyes I guess I ll wonder how close LaPlante has come to how those patients have viewed meHighly recommended


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

  2. says:

    This novel chooses an unusual perspective for its narrator and in my view accomplishes it well Dr Jennifer White i

  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 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

  4. says:

    Another really good book Could not put it down I was not sure about the book at the beginning The writing style

  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 nove

  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 what an incredible undertaking to tell a story from the POV of woman succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease The story began in first person moved to second person as the

  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 suspect also wonders whether or not she is guilty of a particularly heinous crime The suspect Dr Jennifer White is suffering from dementia The entire story is told from her muddled perspectivesThe narration

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    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

  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 J