Alice LaPlante

Reviews and Interviews
"Rare . . . LaPlante's fine novel is both lyrical and shocking." 
                                              —Boston Globe
"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."
                        —The San Francisco Chronicle
". . . Skilfull . . . Unique . . . [A] compelling whodunit . . . . LaPlante has created an unforgettable portrait of the process of forgetting."
          —The Washington Post Book World   
"A brilliant, even audacious conceit . . . Pitch-perfect."
                                                 —Chicago Sun-Times 
"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