From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Lisa
Genova comes a heartfelt novel in the vein of Jodi Picoult, about
an accidental friendship that helps a grieving mother understand
the thoughts of her autistic son.
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, Daniel Isn't Talking,
and The Reason I Jump, 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.