Left Neglect is coming out in hardback January 2011, but we were luck enough to get an advance copy. Here is what we thought of it.
Lisa Genova’s newest novel Left Neglect is a wonderful read that examines the hardships and determination one woman has after suffering a terrible brain injury. This is a fictional piece that has been based on actual events.
Sarah is a high-powered business woman who also has a family to take care of. Her and her husband both work long hours everyday,and rely on a nanny to take care of the children, but overall her life seems to be going exactly as she planned. Until one fateful day when she is in a terrible car accident. After the accident, Sarah’s entire left side of her brain turns off. Things that were once so simple, like reading the newspaper, become a challenge when her left eye is unable to read. Now, Sarah must pick-up the pieces and re-learn how to function. Her determination pushes her forward, and along the way she learns that some the best things in life, were things that she was once taking for granted. Don’t get discouraged by the seriousness of the subject, or be afraid that it will be too depressing to finish; in fact you may find yourself staying up late to find out what happens. Once again Genova gives us an incredibly well written book that is filled with information on brain trauma. The reader really gets into the mind of the characters and understands their struggle and joy.
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