Lisa Genova Left Neglected

ISBN 13: 9781442335394

Left Neglected

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The New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice delivers a compelling and poignant story about a vibrant woman in the prime of her life struck with the crippling disorder of “left neglect.”

Neuroscientist and multiple award–winning author, Lisa Genova has been honored repeatedly for her writing excellence. Her first novel, Still Alice, a haunting and moving portrait of Alzheimer’s patient, was a commercial and critical success, debuting at #5 on the New York Times list and staying there for more than thirty weeks. Now she brings attention to a lesser-known condition, building upon the same kind of humanity that made Still Alice so special.

Thirty-something Sarah Nickerson is like so many women today—driven to succeed at home and at work, multi-tasking all day long, spread extremely thin. The morning that changes her life forever is at first just a typical morning. She’s in her car on her way to work, about to make a business call. But she takes her eyes off the road for one second too long, and she finds herself involved in a terrible accident. Sarah suffers a traumatic brain injury. Her memory and intellect are still intact, but she loses the ability to perceive information coming from the left—as if the left side of everything no longer exists—a condition known as left neglect. In just the blink of an eye, her life has changed. But as she works to recover, she reorders her priorities, and heals a rift with her mother, as well.

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About the Author:

Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O’Briens. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, CNN, and NPR. Her TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's, has been viewed over 2 million times.
 

Review:

"Imagine your too busy, over scheduled, Type A life coming to a screeching halt. That is what happens in Lisa Genova's timely new novel, LEFT NEGLECTED. As her protagonist, Sarah Nickerson, works her way through a devastating brain injury and back into that hectic life, she is forced to re-evaluate what really matters. I dare any reader to not do the same in their own lives after reading this book."

--Ann Hood

“Devastating and hopeful, haunting and familiar, "Left Neglected" is a triumph of insight and empathy."

-- Stefan Merrill Block, international bestselling author of "The Story of Forgetting" and "The Storm at the Door"



“Once again, Lisa Genova goes where few authors dare, and mines a compelling and beautifully written story about finding peace, wisdom and human connection. While Sarah Nickerson’s condition is rare, her journey is universal. “

--Lynn Kiele Bonasia, author of "Summer Shift"

“Lisa Genova has done it again! By turns chilling and deeply moving, "Left Neglected" is a stunning reminder that a single moment can change a life.”

--Brunonia Barry, author of the New York Times best seller "The Lace Reader"

“Lisa Genova is the Michael Crichton of brain science. What she proved with "Still Alice", she proves again with "Left Neglected". This is huge, powerful human drama at its elegant best."

--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Deep End of the Ocean"

"The journey Lisa Genova takes us on in "Left Neglected" is a personal one, for any woman who's ever had to make a business call while driving to day care, or who finishes a full day's work at a high-powered job only to start the second shift as a mom: sometimes, we literally need a shock to the system to remember what matters the most in life. Remember how you couldn't put down "Still Alice?" Well, clear your schedule - because you're going to feel the same way."

--Jodi Picoult, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "House Rules" and "Sing You Home "

“Remember how you couldn’t put down "Still Alice"? Well, clear your schedule—because you’re going to feel the same way.”

--JODI PICOULT

"Devastating and hopeful, haunting and familiar, "Left Neglected" is a triumph of insight and empathy."

-- Stefan Merrill Block, international bestselling author of "The Story of Forgetting" and "The Storm at the Door"

"Once again, Lisa Genova goes where few authors dare, and mines a compelling and beautifully written story about finding peace, wisdom and human connection. While Sarah Nickerson's condition is rare, her journey is universal. "

--Lynn Kiele Bonasia, author of "Summer Shift"

"Lisa Genova has done it again! By turns chilling and deeply moving, "Left Neglected" is a stunning reminder that a single moment can change a life."

--Brunonia Barry, author of the New York Times best seller "The Lace Reader"

"Intuitive and captivating. In this moving chronicle of a family's struggle with brain injury, Lisa Genova powerfully conveys the shattering trials of an ordinary life made alien by brain injury, and in the process reveals the true power and strength of the human spirit. "Left Neglected" will leave you stunned and inspired."

--Michael Paul Mason, author of "Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath "

"Lisa Genova is the Michael Crichton of brain science. What she proved with "Still Alice", she proves again with "Left Neglected". This is huge, powerful human drama at its elegant best."

--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Deep End of the Ocean"

"Achingly real. Beautifully written. Lisa Genova takes us on a moving journey of loss, forgiveness, hope, love and the resilience of the human spirit."

-- Julia Fox Garrison, author of "Don't Leave Me This Way"

""Left Neglected" is a novel worth reading for the way it informs a little-known medical condition, as well as the engaging story of a character who transcends what could have been a tragedy to find a fresh appreciation for life."

--"The Boston Globe"

"Remember how you couldn't put down "Still Alice"? Well, clear your schedule--because you're going to feel the same way."

--JODI PICOULT

"A redemptive story about family relationships, and how when life throws you a curveball, you can still hit it out of the park." --"The Vancouver Sun"

"A chilling novel that explores the resilience of the human spirit." --"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Irresistibly readable and moving." --"Booklist"

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