About Alice

About Alice Author Calvin Trillin
ISBN-10 9781588365781
Year 2006-12-26
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Random House
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the child.” Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page–an educator who was equally at home teaching at a university or a drug treatment center, a gifted writer, a stunningly beautiful and thoroughly engaged woman who, in the words of a friend, “managed to navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in.” Though it deals with devastating loss, About Alice is also a love story, chronicling a romance that began at a Manhattan party when Calvin Trillin desperately tried to impress a young woman who “seemed to glow.” “You have never again been as funny as you were that night,” Alice would say, twenty or thirty years later. “You mean I peaked in December of 1963?” “I’m afraid so.” But he never quit trying to impress her. In his writing, she was sometimes his subject and always his muse. The dedication of the first book he published after her death read, “I wrote this for Alice. Actually, I wrote everything for Alice.” In that spirit, Calvin Trillin has, with About Alice, created a gift to the wife he adored and to his readers.

About Alice

About Alice Author Calvin Trillin
ISBN-10 0739327119
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher Random House Large Print Publishing
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In a tribute to his late wife, Alice, and their relationship, the author celebrates the life of a remarkable woman who played a vital role in his life.

About Alice

About Alice Author Calvin Trillin
ISBN-10 9781400066155
Year 2006
Pages 78
Language en
Publisher Random House Incorporated
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In a tribute to his late wife, Alice, and their relationship, the author celebrates the life of a remarkable woman who played a vital role in his life.

Still Alice

Still Alice Author Lisa Genova
ISBN-10 9781849833714
Year 2010-08-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A moving story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer's disease, now a major Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart. Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a renowned expert in linguistics, with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow forgetful and disoriented, she dismisses it for as long as she can until a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world around her - for ever. Unable to care for herself, Alice struggles to find meaning and purpose as her concept of self gradually slips away. But Alice is a remarkable woman, and her family learn more about her and each other in their quest to hold on to the Alice they know. Her memory hanging by a frayed thread, she is living in the moment, living for each day. But she is still Alice. 'Remarkable … illuminating … highly relevant today' Daily Mail 'The most accurate account of what it feels like to be inside the mind of an Alzheimer's patient I've ever read. Beautifully written and very illuminating' Rosie Boycot 'Utterly brilliant' Chrissy Iley

All about Alice

All about Alice Author Penny Dale
ISBN-10 0744569370
Year 1999-04
Pages 25
Language en
Publisher
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This is all about a small girl called Alice, the food she eats, the clothes she wears, the toys she plays with, the big sister she wants to be like and the things that make her cry and smile.

Alice

Alice Author Christina Henry
ISBN-10 9781785653315
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Titan Books
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In a warren of crumbling buildings called the Old City, a hospital echoes with the screams of the poor souls inside. Inside, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood...Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Alice

Alice Author Fay Hercock
ISBN-10 1869402065
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher Auckland University Press
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This is the story of a woman doctor striving to balance a home life, a professional career and a driving commitment to improving the quality of life of women and children. Alice Bush graduated in 1937 and had, by the time of her death in 1974, reached the highest honours of her profession. A specialist allergist and paediatrician, Alice was at the vanguard of debates about the provision of helath services, attitudes to mental health, personal and family relationships, the role of women, changing attitudes to sexuality, reproductive rights and health education.

Alice

Alice Author Hugo Vickers
ISBN-10 9781466849037
Year 2013-07-09
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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"In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the fine uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal family, she was a part of them, yet somehow distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered at all today, it is as this shadowy figure in gray nun's clothes..." Princess Alice, mother of Prince Phillip, was something of a mystery figure even within her own family. She was born deaf, at Windsor Castle, in the presence of her grandmother, Queen Victoria, and brought up in England, Darmstadt, and Malta. In 1903 she married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and from then on her life was overshadowed by wars, revolutions, and enforced periods of exile. By the time she was thirty-five, virtually every point of stability was overthrown. Though the British royal family remained in the ascendant, her German family ceased to be ruling princes, her two aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and soon afterwards Alice's own husband was nearly executed as a political scapegoat. The middle years of her life, which should have followed a conventional and fulfilling path, did the opposite. She suffered from a serious religious crisis and at the age of forty-five was removed from her family and placed in a sanitarium in Switzerland, where she was pronounced a paranoid schizophrenic. As her stay in the clinic became prolonged, there was a time where it seemed she might never walk free again. How she achieved her recovery is just one of the remarkable aspects of her story.

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 9781448108220
Year 2012-06-30
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Alice could be anyone - she could be someone you know, or someone you love - and Alice is in trouble ... Being fifteen is hard, but Alice seems fine. She babysits the neighbour's kids. She is doing well at school. Someday she'd even like to get married and raise a family of her own. Then she is invited to a party, a special party where the drinks are spiked with LSD and Alice is never the same again. This tragic and extraordinary true-life story shows the devastating effect that drug-abuse can have. But the big difference between Alice and a lot of other kids on drugs is that Alice kept a diary . . .

Alice

Alice Author Judith Hermann
ISBN-10 9781847657473
Year 2011-08-04
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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When someone very close to you dies your whole life changes. Everything is different. Alice is the central figure in these five inter-connected narratives, which tell of her life at times of loss. Suddenly it is no longer possible to say what the person looked like, how he spoke, cursed, smiled, how he lived his life. Objects are left behind, books, letters, pictures and every now and again you think you can see them in a crowd. Judith Hermann tells of days of transition, of waiting, of holding on and letting go-and of how clear and dazzling such days can sometimes be. Alice is a book of extraordinary power and great literary beauty from one of Europe's finest writers Alice is translated by Margot Bettauer Dembo.

Alice

Alice Author Laura Wade
ISBN-10 9781849433570
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books
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The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won’t stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that’s less than perfect. In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Wade’s adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars. ‘Fabulous fun, as Laura Wade grabs hold of Lewis Carroll's classic and runs with it. Furiously inventive and wonderfully designed. Lyndsey Turner's production is as mad as a bag of trifle’ - The Critical List -Sunday Times Culture Magazine ‘In Laura Wade's engaging new version of Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland a classic is given a wonderfully ingenious twist.’ - Lynne Walker, The Independent ‘Laura Wade grabs hold of Lewis Carrol's classic and runs in this furiously inventive adaptation’ - David Jays, Sunday Times

The Story of Alice

The Story of Alice Author Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ISBN-10 9780674967793
Year 2015
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, the author examines the peculiar friendship between Oxford mathematician Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories, and analyzes how this relationship stirred Carroll's imagination and influenced the creation of Wonderland.