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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova: Review and Giveaway (US)

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Left Neglected
by Lisa Genova
List Price: $15.00
Published in 2011

My Take:
This book is very engrossing for me. I picked it up and could not put it down until I know what happens all the way to the end. The details and prose of this books puts me right there in the middle of the story. It's disconcerting when my husband asks me question and I can feel myself literally pulled from the pages of the book. It's pretty much like when Steve from Blue's Clues skedaddle into a picture frame.

What I'm saying is, this book is highly recommended. It's powerful and poignant. It's a book you can't missed. This author is certainly going places.

About the author:
Author Lisa Genova (Left Neglected & Still Alice)
Lisa Genova became an instant literary star when STILL ALICE, her first novel about a woman coping with early onset Alzheimer’s, debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained on the list for more than thirty weeks. Genova, who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, was widely lauded for her heartbreakingly authentic depiction of the disease, making STILL ALICE a success not only with readers and reviewers, but also doctors and Alzheimer’s organizations.

In her bestselling second novel, now available in trade paperback, Genova examines a lesser known condition called “left neglect” and delivers a compelling and poignant story about a vibrant woman who, in the prime of her life, is struck with the crippling disorder. LEFT NEGLECTED introduces readers to thirty-something Sarah Nickerson, who, like so many women today, is driven to succeed at home and at work, multi-tasking all day long, and spread extremely thin. The morning that changes her life forever begins typically, in her car on the way to work, as she is about to make a business call. While driving.

Sarah takes her eyes off the road for one second too long, and is involved in a terrible accident that results in a traumatic brain injury. Her memory and intellect are still intact, but she loses the ability to perceive information coming from the left— as if the left side of everything no longer exists. As she works to recover, Sarah also learns to pay attention to— and heal the rifts within— other parts of her life she has left neglected, mainly her husband, her children, and her previously distant mother.

Ms. Ayelet of Gallery Books graciously allowed me to sponsor a giveaway for US resident. Leave your comments below about wanting to read this book and what is your most favorite 3 books of all time (or just recently if you want).
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  1. Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
    Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
    The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

    I gather if it's poignant= interesting: I read!


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    GFC- Cassandra Hernandez or Cassandra Ruiz

  5. Wow this sounds really interesting. Count me in the giveaway.

    Let's see 3 favorites I've read recently would be
    Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
    Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    Ender's Game Orson Scott Card

    GFC follower Julie S.

  6. Still Alice was a fantastic book. Lately I have enjoyed One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, The thirteenth Tale
    Melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Thanks so much for taking the time to read LEFT NEGLECTED and for posting such a great review of it at your blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story!

    If you're on Facebook and would like to stay in touch, please join me at Hope to see you there!

    Thank again and Happy Summer!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa Genova