From the Publisher
I'm always hearing about how my brain doesn't work
right…But it doesn't feel broken to me.
Olivia Donatelli's dream of a "normal" life shattered when her
son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. He didn't
speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact.
And just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and
autism could coexist, Anthony was gone.
Now she's alone on Nantucket, desperate to find meaning in her
son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman brings
Anthony alive again in a most unexpected way.
In a warm, deeply human story reminiscent of The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Daniel Isn't
Talking, New York Times bestselling author Lisa
Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change and
the irrepressible young boy with autism whose unique wisdom helps
them both find the courage to move on.
About the Author
Lisa Genova has a degree in Biopsychology, from Bates College, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Lisa is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel STILL ALICE. Her second novel is LEFT NEGLECTED. She lives with her family on Cape Cod.
About the Book
From the award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Still Alice" and "Left Neglected" comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life.
Published: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439164681
ISBN - 13: 9781439164686