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7/28/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Description

Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most. In this powerful and poignant New York Times bestseller, Lisa Genova explores what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. Left Neglected is an unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to the details, and nourishing what truly matters.

About the Author

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is a member of the Dementia Advocacy, Support Network International and DementiaUSA and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's association. She lives with her husband and two children in Cape Cod. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Still Alice.

Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439164657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439164655
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Sarah has an MBA from Harvard, a lovely family and an overwhelmingly busy life.  When she gets distracted while driving, she ends up in an accident that causes her life to take a new direction and literally reprogram her brain to make up for the left part that doesn't function.  She finds what truly matters. She reconnects with her distant mother when her insurance runs out, she learns to live in a new and different way and once her son is diagnosed with ADHD, she must truly rethink her priorities.   This is such a cautionary tale for the countries' overworked mothers that are expected to be and do everything. 

I really wanted to dislike Sarah, but Genova makes that impossible.  All of the characters in the story have flaws, but they come together when it is important.  Sarah's mother, distant when her son dies at a young age, actually turns out to be someone so sympathetic that you can't fault her for ignoring Sarah while she was growing up and the despair she feels has overwhelmed her.  The part where Sarah reconnects with her mother is just beautifully written.  While Sarah tries to overcome her Left Neglect brain issues, she finds out what is truly important.  It is amazing how much one can overcome when a family comes together.



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103 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read LEFT NEGLECTED and for posting such a great review of it at your blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story!

    If you're on Facebook and would like to stay in touch, please join me at www.facebook.com/authorlisagenova. Hope to see you there!

    Thank again and Happy Summer!
    Best wishes,
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  2. Sounds wonderfully complex. I'd love to read it.
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  4. Sounds like a great story and timely with our busy lives.
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  5. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!

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  6. I just stopped by to say that I loved the book too! I hope that she keeps writing such excellent fiction!

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  22. Hi Mary,

    Thank you also for posting your review at amazon!

    Thanks again!
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  23. @Lisa -- You are so welcome! I really enjoyed this one and it is the perfect Book Club pick! We used Still Alice when that first came out.

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