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Lisa Genova

Biography

Lisa Genova

Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of STILL ALICE, LEFT NEGLECTED, LOVE ANTHONY and INSIDE THE O'BRIENS. STILL ALICE was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show," "Today," "PBS NewsHour," CNN and NPR. Her TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's, has been viewed over two million times.

Books by Lisa Genova

by Lisa Genova - Fiction

An accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

by Lisa Genova - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their 20s, and respected police officer, Joe O'Brien begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s disease.

by Lisa Genova - Fiction

The subject of LOVE ANTHONY is autism, but that implacable disorder is only part of the story. Blending neuroscience and emotional insight, Lisa Geonva --- best known for 2008’s STILL ALICE --- delivers a heartfelt tale of two women who emerge from tragedy and betrayal to make a fresh start.