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Reviewed by- linda (2011/02/13, 05:35 PM)
The concept of this book is something the average person does not think about. It’s hard to fathom a world where the brain simply erases the left side of everything. As a result of a brain injury, this is the tragedy that befalls Sarah in this story. As she did in “Still Alice”, Lisa Genova, once again puts you inside the mind of Sarah allowing you to experience the full emotional impact of coping and learning to live with this condition. What I found especially endearing about this book, was the author’s ability to have me tearing up one minute and laughing out loud the next, especially given the seriousness of the topic- amazing writing style and timing. Aside from dealing with the brain injury, the story is thought provoking and engaging on other levels. It will cause you to re-evaluate the pros and cons of an excessively busy life style and appreciate your family. It’s also a book about relationships, demonstrating the healing power of friendship and forgiveness. In short, not quite as original as “Still Alice”, but equally as poignant. A heartwarming story about hope and persevering through darkness to see light again for those who enjoy good woman’s fiction or those who know someone dealing with a brain injury. Highly recommend.Back.

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