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Author: Lisa Genova Narrator: Sarah Paulson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442335400
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The New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice delivers a compelling and poignant story about a vibrant woman in the prime of her life struck with the crippling disorder of “left neglect.”

Neuroscientist and multiple award–winning author, Lisa Genova has been honored repeatedly for her writing excellence. Her first novel, Still Alice, a haunting and moving portrait of Alzheimer’s patient, was a commercial and critical success, debuting at #5 on the New York Times list and staying there for more than thirty weeks. Now she brings attention to a lesser-known condition, building upon the same kind of humanity that made Still Alice so special.

Thirty-something Sarah Nickerson is like so many women today—driven to succeed at home and at work, multi-tasking all day long, spread extremely thin. The morning that changes her life forever is at first just a typical morning. She’s in her car on her way to work, about to make a business call. But she takes her eyes off the road for one second too long, and she finds herself involved in a terrible accident. Sarah suffers a traumatic brain injury. Her memory and intellect are still intact, but she loses the ability to perceive information coming from the left—as if the left side of everything no longer exists—a condition known as left neglect. In just the blink of an eye, her life has changed. But as she works to recover, she reorders her priorities, and heals a rift with her mother, as well. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Neuroscientist Genova once again personalizes an actual disabling brain condition to create irresistibly readable and moving fiction.”


  • “Lisa Genova is the Michael Crichton of brain science...This is huge, powerful human drama at its elegant best.” 

    Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Genova is the master of getting into the heads of her characters, relating from the inside out...brilliantly. A well-told tale from a keen medical mind.” 

    USA Today

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Selected for the January 2011 Indie Next List

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/23/2011

    " This book really makes you think that your life can change in a second. I am a new fan of this author and will read anything she writes, he book Still Alice still haunts me. Interesting read about Left Neglect which I had never heard of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shadoh | 5/21/2011

    " excellant and amazing and funny; the first half, when she returns home it gets very sappy and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 5/20/2011

    " this book was just as good as "still alice". i found the character in the book really relatable and her strength in dealing with adversity was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aj | 5/20/2011

    " Different than Still Alice but still good. A little bit repetative at times but interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 5/19/2011

    " fast read! Enjoyed the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 5/18/2011

    " I loved this book. Makes me appreciate my everyday life so much more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/16/2011

    " Not as good as Still Alice but an interesting read. "

About the Author

Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Left Neglected, Inside the O’Briens, and Still Alice, among other books. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. She has been featured in major media and travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases that she writes about. She graduated from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University.