Piece Of Mind: A Novel by Michelle AdelmanPiece Of Mind: A Novel by Michelle Adelman

Piece Of Mind: A Novel

byMichelle Adelman

Paperback | March 14, 2017

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At twenty-seven, Lucy knows everything about coffee, comic books, and Gus (the polar bear at the Central Park Zoo), and she possesses a rare gift for drawing. But since she suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of three, she has had trouble relating to most people. She’s also uncommonly messy, woefully disorganized, and incapable of holding down a regular job. When unexpected circumstances force her out of the comfortable and protective Jewish home where she was raised and into a cramped studio apartment in New York City with her college-age younger brother, she must adapt to an entirely different life—one with no safety net. Over the course of a challenging summer, Lucy is forced to discover that she has more strengths than she herself knew.
Michelle Adelman has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, and BS and MS degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Fiction Writers Review, Extract(s), and elsewhere. She lives in San Diego.
Title:Piece Of Mind: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393353559

ISBN - 13:9780393353556

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Editorial Reviews

With simplicity and humor, her story testifies to the fierce, universal human need for self-expression. — People MagazineAs much about the bond between siblings as about traumatic brain injury. — Boston GlobeArresting....smart, honest and funny. — Milwaukee Journal SentinelA delightful page-turner packed full of warmth, humor, and bubbling, sparkling joy. — National Book ReviewAdelman beautifully conveys Lucy’s idiosyncratic voice and outlook on the world, including her blunt observations on the people she meets…She resists pat, too-easy endings, and instead focuses on realistically depicting Lucy’s strengths and weaknesses, humor, failings and tentative steps toward believing in her own capabilities. — Bookreporter.comA moving story of grief, resilience, and self-actualization…Adelman fully inhabits Lucy’s voice, and the resulting tale is as realistic as it is uplifting. — Publishers Weekly (starred review)Lucy’s narrative is sensitive, witty, and illuminating…excellently draw. Her journey and the evolution of her relationships offer a rare glance at the unknowable. — Library Journal (starred review)Piece of Mind is such a beautiful debut, one that will indelibly imprint the reader with Lucy’s unique voice and vision. She channels the raw states of grief and joy and bewilderment with such a pure-hearted intensity. Her New York is a flickery frontier, exciting and scary, where she toggles between states of numbness and excruciating sensitivity. Michelle Adelman is so articulate about what we know and cannot say, what we can barely stand to know, and what we bravely face each day as individuals in families, together and alone. — Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!Piece of Mind is compulsively readable, built around a set of relatable, engaging characters and a compelling central problem for its protagonist. — Liz Moore, author of HeftFrom the first page of Piece of Mind, I fell in love with Lucy, its quirky, brave, funny heroine. And that feeling grew as she navigates her changing, often confusing, world. Michelle Adelman has created an unforgettable character and an unforgettable story. — Ann Hood, author of An Italian Wife and The Knitting CirclePiece of Mind is animated by sense and innocence. Michelle Adelman has written a truly charming novel full of humor and warmth. Sex and drugs and polar bears abound. — Cathleen Schine, author of Fin and Lady and The Three Weissmanns of Westport