Alice LaPlante

New book by bestselling author of Turn of Mind and Method and Madness, and Circle of Wives: Half Moon Bay (June 2018)
  • Turn of Mind was:
  • A New York Times Editor's Choice
  • An NPR, Oprah, Vogue, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Globe and Mail Summer Reading Pick
  • A Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Newsday Most Notable Books of 2012

“To call Turn of Mind a thriller—or a chronicle of illness, or a saga of friendship for that matter—would confine it to a genre it transcends. This is a portrait of an unstable mind, an expansive, expertly wrought imagining of memory’s failures and potential. . . . In LaPlante’s vivid prose, [Dr. White’s] waning mind proves a prism instead of a prison, her memory refracted to rich, sensual effect. There are moments of steely, surgical calm, the language tight and fractured . . . and there are moments of blooming, antic poetry. . . . LaPlante has imagined a lunatic landscape well. The twists and turns of mind this novel charts are haunting and original.”                                            —The New York Times Book Review
Winner of 2011 Wellcome Prize: First work of fiction to win>>