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Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
Left Neglected
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Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus. Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice... show more
Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus. Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son’s teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in time for dinner, it’s a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe. A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt.   A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future. Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny—her new, true life—may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439164631 (1439164630)
ASIN: 1439164630
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0 Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
bookshelves: summer-2015, chick-lit, medical-eew, boston, north-americas, abandoned Read from April 26 to July 04, 2015 Description: From Lisa Genova—whose novel Still Alice is soon to be a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart—comes this...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
This is only one step elevated from being what I call an "issue" book, as the characters seem to be slightly more than profiles taken from the textbooks devoted to the issue, given names and bodies, and little else. On the other hand, in order to emphasize most thoroughly the impact of the medical c...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
3.0 Left Neglected
This is a tale about what happens when life forces you to change the plans you have for your future. It's a good examination about the possible impacts of being stretched beyond capacity and how when you need to slow down, whether you realize it or not, you may just get the opportunity!! However, ...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
3.0 Left Neglected
Sarah Nickerson has it all. An MBA from Harvard Business School. A great job, a great husband who has a great job, three great kids. She and her husband have a beautiful big house in a suburb of Boston, and a vacation house in Vermont. She works eighty hours a week, but is occasionally able to squee...
KarenV
KarenV rated it
4.5 stars. I found the first few chapters of this book rather frustrating and uncomfortable to read. Sarah's incredibly busy, multitasking, impatient, high-powered lifestyle is completely at odds with how I choose to live my own life and I felt myself getting stressed, anxious and angry just readin...
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