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April 6, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting On Wednesday ~ Turn of Mind

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
A psychological thriller with the added element of dementia caught my attention this week.

Turn Of Mind
Turn of Mind
by Alice LaPlante
To be Published: July 2011 by Atlantic Monthly Press

A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.

As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, 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 eloquent, 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 deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?


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  1. Cyndi M. / Apr 6 2011 2:41 am

    Ooh! I just recently heard about this one. It sounds really great 🙂


  2. jill / Apr 6 2011 8:01 am

    This one’s on my list, too…looks great!


  3. BermudaOnion / Apr 6 2011 10:10 am

    Wow, that description really caught my attention!


  4. Kay / Apr 6 2011 12:20 pm

    I’m always interested in a storyline that concerns dementia. This book sounds very interesting and I’m looking forward to it. Good choice!


  5. Arianna / Apr 6 2011 12:26 pm

    This sounds fascinating. Thanks for the suggestion!


  6. Lori / Apr 6 2011 1:04 pm

    I hope that when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for. Happy Reading.


  7. mary Ann Langan / Apr 6 2011 1:05 pm

    Sounds really great, must add to my tbr list.


  8. Suko / Apr 6 2011 3:19 pm

    Sounds like a terrific thriller!


  9. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Apr 6 2011 10:17 pm

    me too; sounds fabulous


  10. TheBookGirl / Apr 9 2011 8:48 am

    This one sounds like quite a chilling read. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out.


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