One typical morning, Sarah Nickerson, a woman in her mid-thirties, is late for work, racing in her car after dropping her kids off at school and daycare. She tries to phone in to a meeting she should already be at when she takes her eye off the road for a second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. Sarah suffers a traumatic head injury. Her memory and intellect are intact, but she has lost all interest in, and the ability to perceive, information coming from the left side of space. The left side of her world has gone. Sarah only eats the food from the right side of her plate. She can't see her watch, or her engagement diamond or her wedding ring. She tries to use a wheel chair but can only spin in circles as her left arm dangles by her side.
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"Genova is a master of getting into the heads of her characters, relating from the inside out what it's like to suffer from a debilitating disease. How she does it we don't know, but she does, and brilliantly." --Craig Wilson, USA Today
"The journey Lisa Genova takes us on in LEFT NEGLECTED is a personal one, for any woman who's ever had to make a business call while driving to day care, or who finishes a full day's work at a high-powered job only to start the second shift as a mom: sometimes, we literally need a shock to the system to remember what matters the most in life. Remember how you couldn't put down STILL ALICE? Well, clear your schedule - because you're going to feel the same way." ----Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author of HOUSE RULES and SING YOU HOME
Lisa Genova is the Michael Crichton of brain science. What she proved with STILL ALICE, she proves again with LEFT NEGLECTED. This is huge, powerful human drama at its elegant best." ----Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"From reading the first page prologue I knew I had a "winner" in my hands, and from there I couldn't put it down. Seldom does a debut author of a bestseller (STILL ALICE) surpass expectations with a second novel, but Genova puts it all out there in LEFT NEGLECTED." ----Carol Hicks, Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks
"Lisa Genova has created a masterful follow-up to her highly-acclaimed debut novel, STILL ALICE. At times it is difficult for her audience to remember that LEFT NEGLECTED is a work of fiction, a figment of a very creative imagination. It is hard to put down and practically begs to be read in one sitting, as it lingers with the reader long after the last page is turned." ----Carole Turner, Bookreporter.com
`A sentimental but compelling read that reminds us that appreciating health is a no-brainer'
--The Lady 22/3
Lisa Genova holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University and lives with her family in Massachusetts. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected - a Richard & Judy Book Club pick - Love Anthony and Inside the O'Briens. Still Alice has sold over a million copies worldwide and was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore.
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