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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. 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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Love Anthony
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4.4 / 5
Interesting subject
January 8th, 2015
Worth a read and good for a variety of audiences. Great visuals and an intersting location for the story.
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Love, Anthony
November 11th, 2014
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who works with someone, or knows anyone that has autism. Lisa Genova describes thought, feeling, emotion and the way a persons thought process with autism works, in a way that makes absolute sense
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Classic Lisa Genova
July 7th, 2014
I am a big fan of Lisa Genova's style and this novel came very close to her previous novels. She is good story teller and allows the reader to experience another perspective. Great read!
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Good read
May 31st, 2014
Really enjoyed this book. I really liked Still Alice and this was just as good (from my memory of it anyways). I do know people on the autistic spectrum; I can only imagine the challenges the person and their caregivers must face. I don't entirely know if this accurately describes what might go on in an autistic child's mind, but it was a good read!
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January 24th, 2014
An insightful, heart wrenching look at the world of a boy with autism and how he sees the world around him. Lisa Genova delivers another wonderful read.
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A beautiful and insightful story
December 30th, 2013
I was drawn into the story of Anthony, Beth and Olivia from beginning to end. This story discusses more than autism as it explores life lessons in patience, unconditional love and perseverance. I was touched by the underlying messages and the feeling that all of lifes trials and tribulations have a purpose. A really great read, couldn't put it down!
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Love Anthony
December 3rd, 2013
Interesting and absorbing especially when Anthony is the storyteller.
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October 14th, 2013
One of the best books I have ever read...tears, and smiles, and amazing
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September 24th, 2013
Great read about families dealing with Autism. Enjoy Lisa Genova's books!
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Love Anthony
August 25th, 2013
Love is the answer, we know that for sure. We are here on this earth to love and serve others.
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Emotional and moving
July 1st, 2013
Have recommended this book to friends. Heart felt touching story. It had brought tears to my eyes.
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Love Anthony
April 22nd, 2013
So well written. I coulndnt put it down yet I didn't want it to end. Lisa Genova is my new favorite author
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Could hardly put it down!
April 17th, 2013
A great story, so emotional and written from a great point of view!
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Love Anthony
March 31st, 2013
This book touched me profoundly as a parent of a child on the spectrum. I felt a special connection to Olivia. Highly recommend this book for everyone.
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Great book!
December 22nd, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. This author never let's her readers down.
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