Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in
Published: December 19, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439164681
ISBN - 13: 9781439164686
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.
Read from the Book
Love Anthony CHAPTER 1 Beth is alone in her house, listening to the storm, wondering what to do next. To be fair, she’s not really alone. Jimmy is upstairs sleeping. But she feels alone. It’s ten in the morning, and the girls are at school, and Jimmy will sleep until at least noon. She’s curled up on the couch, sipping hot cocoa from her favorite blue mug, watching the fire in the fireplace, and listening. Rain and sand spray against the windows like an enemy attacking. Wind chimes gong repetitive, raving-mad music, riding gusts from some distant neighbor’s yard. The wind howls like a desperately mournful animal. A desperately mournful wild animal. Winter storms on Nantucket are wild. Wild and violent. They used to scare her, but that was years ago when she was new to this place. The radiator hisses. Jimmy snores. She has already done the laundry, the girls won’t be home for several hours, and it’s too early yet to start dinner. She’s grateful she did the grocery shopping yesterday. The whole house needs to be vacuumed, but she’ll wait until after Jimmy is up. He didn’t get home from work until after 2:00 a.m. She wishes she had the book for next month’s book club. She keeps forgetting to stop by the library to check it out. This month’s book was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. It was a quick read, a murder mystery narrated by an autistic teenage boy. She liked it and was espec
From the Publisher
From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Lisa
Genova-whose novel Still Alice is soon to be a major
motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate
Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart-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 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.
"Genova''s deep and empathic insight once again has blown me away
-- particularly her intensely accurate portrayal of autism
parenting. Her characters are complicated people, with unique,
believable and, sometimes frustrating struggles. But perhaps
Genova''s true mastery is in the way she never fails to give us
very real people to love." --Susan Senator, author of Making
Peace With Autism