Turn of Mind (Large Print / Paperback)

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July 2011 Indie Next List


“This is an emotionally intense story of a 64-year-old hand surgeon, Jennifer White, as she experiences the unyielding onslaught of dementia. On any given day she is lucid, catatonic, violent, or very, very sly. Does she feel any remorse for her less-than-stellar parenting of her two children? Did she kill her friend Amanda and amputate her fingers? LaPlante's exceptional skill with words puts readers inside this brilliant woman's mind so that we might experience her anger, frustration, and increasing confusion. This is a remarkable, heart-wrenching, and utterly compelling debut novel.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

April 2012 Indie Next List


“This is an emotionally intense story of a 64-year-old hand surgeon, Jennifer White, as she experiences the unyielding onslaught of dementia. On any given day she is lucid, catatonic, violent, or very, very sly. Does she feel any remorse for her less-than-stellar parenting of her two children? Did she kill her friend Amanda and amputate her fingers? LaPlante's exceptional skill with words puts readers inside this brilliant woman's mind so that we might experience her anger, frustration, and increasing confusion. This is a remarkable, heart-wrenching, and utterly compelling debut novel.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

About the Author


ALICE LaPLANTE is an award-winning and bestselling author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller Turn of Mind and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Method and Madness: The Making of a Story. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer. She also teaches in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. She lives with her family in Northern California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594135798
ISBN-10: 1594135797
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 499
Language: English