Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, author of a RTG kit Still Alice, will be at Gibson's this Thursday night to promote her newly released title, Left Neglected:
Lisa Genova, Left Neglected
Thursday, January 20, at 7 PM

Lisa Genova, the author of the bestselling novel, Still Alice, is back with another superb novel of damage and recovery. Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children--Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.

A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt.

A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future.

Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny--her new, true life--may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice...

This event is presented in partnership with The New England Handicapped Sports Association (NEHSA), and a portion of our sales this evening will go to aid them in their efforts.
Let us know if you've read Genova's latest and what you think of its suitability for book group discussion.

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