Once again, New York Times, bestselling author, Lisa Genova delivers a moving and poignant story.
In her third offering, Love Anthony, Genova brings us the story of two women brought together by the moments in life that connect all of humanity… even when we’re too busy to realize we’re in this world together.
Beth has a chance meeting, with an autistic boy and his mother, as they vacation in Nantucket. Years later, when Beth’s marriage is falling apart, she is compelled to return to writing. That young boy, and his meticulous behavior, inspires her to write a novel about autism, from the point of view of a boy who can’t speak.
The woman (Olivia) who summered in Nantucket, with her little boy, has returned to the island, alone, and heartbroken. She has come to hide and to heal. However, as all souls are connected, Olivia and Beth’s paths intersect several times, until their shared experience bonds them and helps each of them find their footing to move forward.
Love Anthony is more than a story about a boy who has autism. It is a story about being human: a story about the gifts we all bring to this earth, even when we’re “flawed.” It is about enduring hardships. It depicts the simplicity of that which is truly important in life. It is a story about love.
If you enjoyed Still Alice and Left Neglected, this effort will not disappoint! If you’re not familiar with Genova’s work, start with this one and work your way back. I truly loved the others but this has emerged as my favorite.
Love Anthony is slated to be available in stores and online September 25th, 2012. For more information about Lisa Genova and her work: http://lisagenova.com/
Special thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for and advance reading copy! http://www.simonandschuster.ca/
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