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Love Anthony - Lisa Genova
Love Anthony
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I’m always hearing about how my brain doesn’t work right. . . . But it doesn’t feel broken to me. Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering, nearly impossible.... show more
I’m always hearing about how my brain doesn’t work right. . . . But it doesn’t feel broken to me. Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering, nearly impossible. He didn’t speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died. Now she’s alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son’s short life, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected way. Beth Ellis’s entire life changed with a simple note: “I’m sleeping with Jimmy.” Fourteen years of marriage. Three beautiful daughters. Yet even before her husband’s affair, she had never felt so alone. Heartbroken, she finds the pieces of the vivacious, creative person she used to be packed away in a box in her attic. For the first time in years, she uncaps her pen, takes a deep breath, and begins to write. The young but exuberant voice that emerges onto the page is a balm to the turmoil within her, a new beginning, and an astonishing bridge back to herself. In a piercing story about motherhood, autism, and love, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change and the irrepressible young boy whose unique wisdom helps them both find the courage to move on.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439164686 (1439164681)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
2.5 Love Anthony by Lisa Genova | Autism Awareness Month
From the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life...
Hello Book, So Long Sleep...
Hello Book, So Long Sleep... rated it
3.5 Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova
"We have pills for headaches. We have antidepressants for sadness. We have God for believers. We have nothing for autism." Talk about a fast read. Really once you start reading you don't even realize how much you've read until your looking at the clock saying "yikes, I've got to get some sleep." ...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
After reading Still Alice, I came into Love Anthony expecting a similar story, told in the perspective of someone with an expert knowledge of autism (or at least as expert as anyone can be). Instead I was surprised to find that Love Anthony was purely a literary novel. I'm happy to report that even ...
KarenV
KarenV rated it
3.5 stars. Good but not great and definitely not a patch on Still Alice, which I read earlier this year. It was a bit patchy and a little unbelievable. Having said that, I do enjoy Lisa's writing style and will definitely read more of her work.
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it
4.0 Love Anthony
Another good book by Lisa Genova. Once you start you'll want to finish it as soon as you can.Love Anthony tells the story of Olivia, whose eight-year-old autistic son has passed away. She comes to Nantucket to find some answers to questions that have been nagging at her about Anthony. "Why my son?" ...
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