In this powerful debut novel, Alice Howland is a 50-year-old cognitive professor at Harvard and a world-renowned linguistics expert. One day while out jogging, she finds herself lost in Harvard Square unable to find her way home, though she is just a mile from her house on a route she has traveled every day. This is just one of the memory disturbances that she has noted she is having on an ongoing basis. Soon she can tell that these moments, which are coming with increased frequency, are not ordinary --- and they are disturbing.
Trying to figure out what is going on, Alice does a quick Google search for “menopause symptoms” and quickly sees that scattered thinking and memory lapses