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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 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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Left Neglected
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THOUGHT PROVOKING
March 16th, 2015
I gave this book a five because the concept and content of this great read reminds us to slow down our lifestyles to the pace of light and stop taking the important things in life for granted. If you read Still Alice, you will also enjoy Left Neglected because Lisa Genova's writing style reaches deep inside us and brings our emotions to the surface. The Nickerson family is more affluent than the majority of our population but most people can relate to the challenges of being consumed by too many demands and not enough time to accomplish everything we take on. My next read will be Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.
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Left Neglected
February 17th, 2015
When I read this book it reminded me of the importance of slowing down in the hetic pace of life. Lesson learned, never do anything to distract you when driving...the result could life changing. This is my favorite novel my Lisa Genova. A must read.
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Left Nelect
January 3rd, 2015
Excellent read. If you enjoyed Still Alice, you will like this one too. Increased awareness of an interesting brain injury and the dangers of cell phone use.
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Awesome!
November 2nd, 2014
I read Still Alice before this book and knew this author was something special! Another great read by Lisa Genova!
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Left Neglected
March 12th, 2014
A very poignant and thought provoking book that left me tear stained by the end.
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Meh
February 5th, 2014
A good story, slow at times
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January 25th, 2014
Love this book! Made me take a good look at my work, family and life and slow it down... A book writen about so many of our lives and how everything can change in an instance.
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Left Neglected
October 22nd, 2013
Lisa Geneva brings her characters to life! I love her novels.
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October 13th, 2013
It was ok. Found it was a very dry read at times and just had to skim over parts of it to get to the main parts of the book. Otherwise it was pretty good read and would recommend to anyone in a occupational or physiotherapy program to get a better idea of what neglect is and the variety of ways to work with it and how it affects the patient.
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Pretty good.
July 29th, 2013
I preferred "Still Alice" and "Love, Anthony", but this was still a good read. I hope Lisa continues to write!
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Left neglected
March 4th, 2013
Amazing book that proves the human spirit can overcome anything. Also proves money can't buy true happiness
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