Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 143916469X
ISBN - 13: 9781439164693
About the Book
Olivia's dream of a "normal" life shattered when her son was diagnosed with autism at age three. But just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, he died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life.
Read from the Book
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 especially fascina
From the Publisher
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.
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. She is also the author of the novel LEFT NEGLECTED and LOVE ANTHONY.
"In Love Anthony , Olivia is dealing with the death of her autistic young son, Anthony … Genova''s writing is getting stronger with each book, in my opinion. I recommend all of her books. I cannot wait to read anything else she writes."