Turn of Mind

By Alice LaPlante. Publisher: Atlantic Monthly


Part literary novel, part thriller, LaPlante’s haunting first novel traces the deterioration of a surgeon suffering from dementia. An often startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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