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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.

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"A chilling novel that explores the resilience of the human spirit." San Francisco Chronicle

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"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

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"Irresistibly readable and moving." Booklist

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"Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule — because you're going to feel the same way." Jodi Picoult

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"Left Neglected is a novel worth reading for the way it informs a little-known medical condition, as well as the engaging story of a character who transcends what could have been a tragedy to find a fresh appreciation for life." The Boston Globe

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A poignant novel about a busy, vibrant woman in her 30s who has a car accident, leaving her to deal with a crippling disorder called left neglect.

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Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is a member of the Dementia Advocacy, Support Network International and Dementia USA and is an online columnist for the National Alzheimer's association. She lives with her husband and two children in Cape Cod. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Still Alice.

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Lynn Kilgard, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Lynn Kilgard)
After my brother's stroke two years ago, he suffered from many of the same "left neglect" symptoms as the main character in the book. I was able to identify with the character and her family.
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SomewhatBent, December 28, 2011 (view all comments by SomewhatBent)
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Gallery Books (2011), Paperback, 352 pages

As I was reading this I had to keep reminding myself it was FICTION, not clinical history. Written by a neuroscientist it is much closer to fact than one might think.

As someone who experienced a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in 1986, a stroke in 2007 and a spinal cord injury in 2011 I could relate intimately to this story.

The process of identifying and internalizing the nature and extent of the injury is just the beginning of a Physio/Rehab process that may be life long. Lisa Genova describes the experience and emotion with vivid (and amazingly accurate) intensity. She relates enormously complex processes with such detail that I'm willing to believe there's a real Sarah out there and I can find her exactly where the author says she is.

A very strong work which gets into your head - in more ways than one.

** While the specific condition described in the book is, in fact, very rare, the process of identification and adaptation is true of many types of sudden onset neurological deficit. I would not hesitate to share this with family members and intend to suggest it be added to the resources at the Physio/Rehab facility that provided my own excellent care.
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Susan Mahaffey, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by Susan Mahaffey)
This is a book that really made me think about something most of us take for granted - how my brain works and to feel grateful for it.
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ISBN:
9781439164655
Author:
Genova, Lisa
Publisher:
Gallery
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110726
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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Product details 352 pages Gallery - English 9781439164655 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A chilling novel that explores the resilience of the human spirit."
"Review" by , "A redemptive story about family relationships, and how when life throws you a curveball, you can still hit it out of the park."
"Review" by , "Irresistibly readable and moving."
"Review" by , "Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule — because you're going to feel the same way."
"Review" by , "Left Neglected is a novel worth reading for the way it informs a little-known medical condition, as well as the engaging story of a character who transcends what could have been a tragedy to find a fresh appreciation for life."
"Synopsis" by , A poignant novel about a busy, vibrant woman in her 30s who has a car accident, leaving her to deal with a crippling disorder called left neglect.
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