Lisa Genova (born November 11, 1970) has a degree in Biopsychology, from Bates College, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Genova is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel STILL ALICE, which is now a major feature film with Julianne Moore. She is also the author of the novel LEFT NEGLECTED and LOVE ANTHONY. She also made the New York Times Best Seller List with her title's: Inside the O'Briens and Every Note Played. She will be at the Adelaide Writers' Week for the 2016 festival. (Bowker Author Biography)
Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. This month, we will discuss: Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. Summary: Neuroscientist and novelist Genova (Still Alice) creates another poignant portrayal of those affected by neurological disorders. Narrated through contrasting viewpoints, the novel effectively dramatizes the challenge of an illness that affects several generations simultaneously and demands searing emotional, logistical, and financial choices. Genova's book will move readers as well as demystify a condition sometimes called "the cruelest disease known to man." For ages 18+In the Meeting Room (DoctorFate)… (more)
"Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books.
The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location. (wforw2008)… (more)
Join BookEnds BookGroup This month we will be discussing Still AliceBy Lisa Genova BookEnds BookGroup usually meets every last Sunday of the month at 2 pm in The Gallery. BookGroup reads are 20% off prior to the event to BookGroup participants. Free and all are welcome.
Location: Street: 16 E Main St Additional: MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery City: Warner, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Gibson's Book Club reads Love, Anthony, by Lisa Genova
Olivia's dream of a "normal" life shattered when her son was diagnosed with autism at age three. But just as Olivia was starting to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, he 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.
Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.
Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.
All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...
Location: Street: 45 S Main St Additional: City: Concord , Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03301 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Discussion of Still AliceBy Lisa Genova. Arcadia Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month and is open to everyone. March's selection is Longbourn by Jo Baker. Purchase the book by the meeting date and receive 15% off. Purchasing on our website? Use code: bookclub15
Location: Street: 102 E Jefferson St Additional: City: Spring Green, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53588 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes the Malibu Book Club back to the store to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova on Wednesday, October 9th at 5 pm.Alice Howland is fifty years old, a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard University, the mother of three children, and a world-renowned expert in linguistics; in short, an accomplished woman with a life to be proud of. However, lately, she's been having small episodes of forgetfulness and confusion, and the diagnosis is tragic. Alice has early onset Alzheimer's. Struggling with the loss of her sense of self -- she gets lost in her own house, she is unable read, work, even take care of herself, and, in the end, she can't even recognize her own children -- she tries to find a sense of meaning in a life that is being stripped of both past and future. Without memory or hope, she is forced to live in the moment, which is by turns beautiful and terrifying.
Unless otherwise listed, the Malibu Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5pm at our Malibu store. Meetings are free and open to the public, so come on down!
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu Additional: Malibu Country Mart - 23410 Civic Center Way, Suite A-3 City: Malibu, Province: California Postal Code: 90265 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Small, Gary author of The Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Please call the store to check ticket availability. 203-245-3959. Thank you. Two parallel stories intertwine in this novel . Set on Nantucket, two women - one who gives voice to an autistic child and one whose autistic son changed the cours of her life - seek to understand the incomprehensible, and find strength to move on from tumultuous relationships and troubled pasts. The characters are richly described , and especially as a mother, I really connected with them in this beautiful novel. ~Barb 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. Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Left Neglected and Still Alice. She graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and is featured in the documentary film, To Not Fade Away. She lives with her husband and three children in Cape Cod.
Location: Street: 768 Boston Post Rd. City: Madison, Province: Connecticut Postal Code: 06443 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)