Every Note Played

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Every Note Played is the new Lisa Genova book. Lisa Genova of the Still Alice / Julianne Moore movie (and book). Her book Inside the O’Briens is also being made into a movie. I must admit I’ve read all her books – there are 4 before this one – except for Inside the O’Briens. I couldn’t handle the language. But I should try again.

Every Note Played was a great book and reacquainted me with my love for Genova. She is seriously amazing. She typically writes fiction books about a character with a medical issue. Still Alice was Alzheimers, Inside the O’Briens was Huntington’s and now Every Note Played is ALS. She’s so knowledgeable. Listen to this. “Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.” I mean honestly. Have you ever heard such a thing? Good Lord.

Anyway, Richard and Karina are the main characters of this new book. Newly divorced, they are both pianists who met at school and quickly married. At first Richard, the more famous of the two, thinks he just has tendinitis. He is then diagnosed with ALS and instead of telling anyone he goes into denial. By the time he loses both of his arms Karina has discovered and accepts the fact that he must come back and live at their family home. What follows is his quick decline and their changing relationship with each other and their 18 year old daughter. I didn’t know much about ALS, I’m not sure many do past the ice bucket challenge, and I learned so much. I highly recommend this poignant story. Also, I’ve read TWO books from my Netgalley before their publication date. It’s a record! Every Note Played will be released in March of 2018.

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book by or about someone with a disability

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