Left Neglected

Left Neglected Cover

Left Neglected

By Lisa Genova

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781439164655, 327pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

Description
In Lisa Genova's "New York Times" bestselling novel and Academy Award winning film of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis, a vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain disorder called left neglect.
Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most.
In this powerful and poignant "New York Times" bestseller, Lisa Genova explores what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. "Left Neglected" is an unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to the details, and nourishing what truly matters.


About the Author
Lisa Genova is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Inside the O'Briens", "Love Anthony", "Left Neglected", and "Still Alice". Her first novel, "Still Alice", has been adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on "Dr. Oz", "The Diane Rehm Show", CNN, "Chronicle", Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the Emmy Award winning documentary film "To Not Fade Away". She lives with her family in Massachusetts.


Praise For Left Neglected

“A chilling novel that explores the resilience of the human spirit.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A redemptive story about family relationships, and how when life throws you a curveball, you can still hit it out of the park.”The Vancouver Sun

“Irresistibly readable and moving.”Booklist