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Love Anthony
by Lisa Genova


Overview - From bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova--whose novel Still Alice is now an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore--comes a novel about autism, friendship, and unconditional love. Look for Lisa Genova's latest novel, Inside the O'Briens , available now.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova--whose novel Still Alice is now an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore--comes a novel about autism, friendship, and unconditional love. Look for Lisa Genova's latest novel, Inside the O'Briens, available now.

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, 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. In this powerfully unforgettable story, Anthony teaches two women about the power of friendship and helps them to discover the universal truths that connect us all.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781439164686
  • ISBN-10: 1439164681
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 5.85 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Medical
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-09-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. Olivia's life is in shambles—she spent years coming to terms with her son, Anthony, being diagnosed with autism, only to lose him to a subdural hematoma at age 8. Now her husband's filing for divorce. Meanwhile, Beth is reeling from the discovery that her husband has been cheating on her for months. In an effort to cope, she returns to her former passion—writing—and begins a new book inspired by a dream. That story magically turns out to be Anthony's story, as told by him. Eventually, the women come together, and Olivia reads Beth's story and begins to heal. Though each story is engaging in its own right, the plot device that connects Beth and Olivia makes the book read like self-help. (Sept.)

 
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