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.