Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 in
Published: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476704619
ISBN - 13: 9781476704616
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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
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. Understanding the
world from his perspective felt bewildering, nearly impossible. 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 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, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own
loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected
Beth Ellis's entire life changed with a simple note: "I'm sleeping
with Jimmy." Fourteen years of marriage. Three beautiful daughters.
Yet even before her husband's affair, she had never felt so alone.
Heartbroken, she finds the pieces of the vivacious, creative person
she used to be packed away in a box in her attic. For the first
time in years, she uncaps her pen, takes a deep breath, and begins
to write. The young but exuberant voice that emerges onto the page
is a balm to the turmoil within her, a new beginning, and an
astonishing bridge back to herself.
In a piercing story about motherhood, autism, and love, New
York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova offers us two
unforgettable women on the verge of change and the irrepressible
young boy whose unique wisdom helps them both find the courage to
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.
"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."