I finished The Given Day last night and all I can say is WOW. Did I use the words tour de force before? It was incredible. Reading it, you know that Lehane must have done copious amounts of research, but the story flows so seamlessly that you don't feel it. Definitely
Last night, I started Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It's about a professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard who develops early-onset Alzheimer's. It's so compelling and SO heartbreaking to follow the progression of the disease and how it manifests itself. Alzheimer's is about my biggest fear with respect to my parents, so this book is freaking me out a bit. Still, it's really touching. The author has a PhD in neuroscience, so I'm sure she's depicting things very accurately.