Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

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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 novel about autism and unconditional love.

I’m always hearing about how my brain doesn’t work right…But it doesn’t feel broken to me.

In an insightful, 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 and neuroscientist Lisa Genova offers a unique perspective in fiction—the extraordinary voice of Anthony, a nonverbal boy with autism. Anthony reveals a neurologically plausible peek inside the mind of autism, why he hates pronouns, why he loves swinging and the number three, how he experiences routine, joy, and love. And it is the voice of this voiceless boy that guides two women in this powerfully unforgettable story to discover the universal truths that connect us all.

About Lisa Genova

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Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. Love Anthony, her latest, is the moving story of the mother of a boy with autism. She graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the documentary film, To Not Fade Away. She lives with her husband and three children in Cape Cod.
Published September 25, 2012 by Gallery Books. 321 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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As Olivia turns to photography to earn a living and spends her time trying to understand the meaning of Anthony’s short time on earth, Beth picks up a pen and reconnects with a passion she’s long forgotten: writing.

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Genova's newest (after Left Neglected) tells the tales of two women struggling with a timely topic, but the device she uses to connect their stories—a bland bit of mysticism—obfuscates otherwise compelling narratives.

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Love Anthony

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I was utterly engrossed by her previous book, STILL ALICE, whose protagonist, a respected professor, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 50 and must learn to redefine herself and her life.

Sep 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Love Anthony

USA Today

And when they come back, it's nice to have a friend waiting with a warm towel."On being upfront: "I've got to be honest, I don't really love the truth, and I definitely don't want it if it hurts me."On gossip: "I guarantee that at some point in your life, something you told someone not to tell an...

Nov 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Love Anthony

USA Today

The opening lines in Stewart O'Nan's bittersweet love story, The Odds, suggest it's going to be more bitter than sweet:"The final weekend of their marriage, hounded by insolvency, indecision, and, stupidly, half-secretly, in the never-distant past ruled by memory, infidelity, Art and Marion Fowle...

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USA Today

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine mines the rich pop-culture vein that is our obsession with young singing sensations.

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USA Today

Eloisa James' enchanting memoir about living in France for a year features a funny fat Chihuahua named Milo, enormous chunks of dark delicious chocolate, American and French culture-clashing, and, of course, the envy-inducing éclat of elegant French females.Yes, this is terrain previously explor...

Apr 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Love Anthony

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She decided to stick her finger in her mouth.

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Vibrant Nation

She turns back to her writing, and that writing leads her to answers, for her own life, and for Olivia Donatelli.

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