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Left Neglected

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By (author) Lisa Genova

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  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Format: Paperback | 327 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 208mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439164657
  • ISBN 13: 9781439164655
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 72,075

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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 "New York Times "bestselling novel of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis. A vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain disorder called "left neglect." 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"