Winchester Reads – Meet the Author – Lisa Genova

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WinchedsterReads Fall 2014

Winchester Reads – Meet the Author – Lisa Genova

October 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova—whose novel Still Alice is soon to be a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart—comes a heartfelt novel in the vein of Jodi Picoult, about an accidental friendship that helps a grieving mother understand the thoughts of her autistic son.

I’m always hearing about how my brain doesn’t work right…But it doesn’t feel broken to me. 

Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. 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 was gone.

Now she’s alone on Nantucket, desperate to find meaning in her son’s short life, when a chance encounter with another woman brings Anthony alive again in a most unexpected way.

In a warm, deeply human story reminiscent of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Daniel Isn’t Talking, and The Reason I JumpNew York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change and the irrepressible young boy with autism whose unique wisdom helps them both find the courage to move on.

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Date:
October 14, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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http://www.winpublib.org/books-and-media/winchester-reads

Venue

McCall Middle School
458 Main Street
winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Winchester Public Library
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