Turn of Mind (Large Print / Paperback)

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Turn of Mind is a heartbreaking, claustrophobic, thrilling, poetic descent into the mind of Dr. Jennifer White, a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia. Her best friend has been killed, and four fingers were surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect, but she herself doesn’t know whether or not she did it. I read this book in one breathless sitting, on a flight home from a business trip, and the time flew.

— Sara, Atlanta

July 2011 Indie Next List


“This is an emotionally intense story of a 64-year-old hand surgeon, Jennifer White, as she experiences the unyielding onslaught of dementia. On any given day she is lucid, catatonic, violent, or very, very sly. Does she feel any remorse for her less-than-stellar parenting of her two children? Did she kill her friend Amanda and amputate her fingers? LaPlante's exceptional skill with words puts readers inside this brilliant woman's mind so that we might experience her anger, frustration, and increasing confusion. This is a remarkable, heart-wrenching, and utterly compelling debut novel.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“This is an emotionally intense story of a 64-year-old hand surgeon, Jennifer White, as she experiences the unyielding onslaught of dementia. On any given day she is lucid, catatonic, violent, or very, very sly. Does she feel any remorse for her less-than-stellar parenting of her two children? Did she kill her friend Amanda and amputate her fingers? LaPlante's exceptional skill with words puts readers inside this brilliant woman's mind so that we might experience her anger, frustration, and increasing confusion. This is a remarkable, heart-wrenching, and utterly compelling debut novel.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM



Product Details
ISBN: 9781594135798
ISBN-10: 1594135797
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 499
Language: English