"Rare . . . LaPlante's fine novel is both lyrical and shocking."
"Remarkably poignant . . . An artful, ambitious, and arresting attempt to capture the thoughts and feelings, by turns confused, conspiratorial, canny, and clear, of a person in the throes of mental illness . . . LaPlante reminds us all, passionately, that no matter what the state of our health, reality can be elusive and subjective."
". . . Skilfull . . . Unique . . . [A] compelling whodunit . . . . LaPlante has created an unforgettable portrait of the process of forgetting."
"A brilliant, even audacious conceit . . . Pitch-perfect."
"Technically daring, Turn of Mind tells a gripping story in the voice of someone actually afflicted with Alzheimer's and emphatically confirms the ability of literature to tell us more about the heart and soul of an illness than any text book."
—Vivienne Parry, Chair of the 2011 Wellcome Trust Book Prize