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Left Neglected
by Lisa Genova

Published: 2011-01-04
Kindle Edition : 341 pages
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In Lisa Genova’s New York Times bestselling novel—and Academy Award–winning film—of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis, a vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain disorder called “left ...
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Introduction

In Lisa Genova’s New York Times bestselling novel—and Academy Award–winning film—of resilience in the face of a devastating diagnosis, a vibrant mother in her thirties learns what matters most in life when a car crash leaves her with a traumatic brain disorder called “left neglect.”

Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most.

In this powerful and poignant New York Times bestseller, Lisa Genova explores what can happen when we are forced to change our perception of everything around us. Left Neglected is an unforgettable story about finding abundance in the most difficult of circumstances, learning to pay attention to the details, and nourishing what truly matters.

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You never know what life has in store for you, Can you relate to the adults in this book and their reactions to the life changing turns that the accident created?
Which adult are you most like?
by brnoze (see profile) 09/19/11

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by KRoby (see profile) 04/28/20

 
  "Very interesting and good for discussion purposes."by tompatrice (see profile) 07/21/18

This is the story of “an accident waiting to happen” and what happens once it does. Like Still Alice, Lisa Genova takes us to a scary place, this time with a cautionary tale. Three stories in one:... (read more)

 
by jdjennib (see profile) 03/23/18

 
  "Left wanting"by bcarroll (see profile) 02/10/16

We had a good discussion in our book club. Many members hadn't heard of the "left neglected" condition that is suffered from a brain injury and leaves the brain unable to remember the idea of left or... (read more)

 
  "You can't go wrong..."by ginnykin (see profile) 10/25/15

with any of Lisa Genova's books. I have read all of them and they are all good!

 
  "It never reaches a high level of interest or impact "by brightpoweruk (see profile) 01/26/15

Imagine finishing off a whole plateful of food and then being made aware that half of it has not been touched. Not only is this brain’s auto-pilot unable to process whatever appears to the... (read more)

 
  "Left Neglected"by Jeannie1 (see profile) 07/22/14

This was an interesting book about a neurological condition that I had never heard of. It shows the dramatic changes that occur in a Type A career woman's life after a car accident leaves her disabled.... (read more)

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