Lisa Genova, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Still Alice, will talk about her new book, Left Neglected, at the Sandwich Public Library on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Titcomb's Bookshop and the Sandwich Public Library.
Left Neglected is a poignant story of a 37-year-old, overachieving multitasking wife and mother with a Harvard MBA and a demanding job. Her life comes to a halt when a car accident leaves her with a traumatic brain injury in which she loses all awareness of anything to her left, including the left side of her own body. The one person who can help when insurance runs out is Sarah’s mother, Helen, yet their relationship has been rocky ever since Helen was a virtually absentee mother for Sarah after Sarah’s brother died in childhood. As Sarah’s struggles parallel those of her 7-year-old son, Charlie, just diagnosed with ADHD, there is healing of body, mind, and mother-daughter relationship and acceptance that “normal is overrated.”
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She lives with her husband and two children in Cape Cod. She is also the author of of the New York Times bestselling novel, Still Alice.
For further information or to reserve a signed copy of the book if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508-888-2331 or www.titcombsbookshop.com or the Sandwich Public Library at 508-888-0625 ext. 301 or www.sandwichpubliclibrary.com.
The Sandwich Public Library is at 142 Main Street in Sandwich.
Courtesy of Titcomb's Bookshop.