Inside the O'Briens

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Gallery Books
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5.3 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
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, Inside the O'Briens, and Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting. 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 is featured in the documentary films To Not Fade Away and Have You Heard About Greg. Her TED talks on Alzheimer's disease and memory have been viewed over eleven million times.
"This heartbreaking book tells the whole story of how a major illness affects a family. Genova's gift is to show that things do work out, in a sense. Her very human novel teaches us to keep living, to lean on each other and be there to be leaned on."--Matthew Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of WE ARE NOT OURSELVES
"Lisa Genova's deep empathy for her characters shines through this poignant and uplifting story about family, grief and the resilience of the human spirit. Kudos to this amazing writer for showing us--once again--the transformative powers of even the most devastating events. Do not miss this fabulous novel."--Barbara Shapiro, author of THE MURALIST and THE ART FORGER
"For the characters in a Lisa Genova novel, there is no way out, for genetic destiny has sealed their fate. And yet, for us as readers, there also is no way out, for we have no desire to look away. In his fear and courage, Joe O'Brien is an American hero. Huntington's disease will claim his life, but not his capacity to love. This is Genova's genius. A bold, skillful writer at the height of her narrative powers, she makes us long to hope for the hopeless and comfort the condemned. In their hard journeys, we find the small shining promise of every single ordinary day."--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN and TWO IF BY SEA
"Lisa Genova's subtle, finely tuned prose gains momentum until you don't know whether to laugh, cry, or give thanks. Like all of her work, Inside the O'Briens is brimming with candor, pathos, and deeply human characters. I didn't want the book to end!"--Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS and WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS
"This novel of siblings rocked by their father's Huntington's disease is a total tearjerker, but ultimately it's a tribute to family love."--Glamour
"An intimate, heartbreaking look at life with Huntington's disease."--Marie Claire
"Genova...compassionately details how an illness--this time Huntington's disease--can destroy not only the afflicted, but those who love them as well."--People Magazine
"An unsparing, heart-piercing portrait...compelling."--The Washington Post
"A moving drama."--US Weekly
"A gut-wrenching and memorable read."--Library Journal, Starred Review
"Compelling and masterful."
"Inside the O'Briens is...about resilience and hope."
"Genova's book will move readers as well as demystify a condition sometimes called 'the cruelest disease known to man.'"--Publishers Weekly
"Sympathetic, absorbing, multifaceted characters compel the reader's compassion. While Genova's background in neuroscience allows her to portray medical issues accurately, the heart of the O'Briens' story is human....Poignant and painful, warm and redemptive, Inside the O'Briens displays Genova's established strengths in bringing neuroscience to the lay reader, and portraying the power of love."--Shelf Awareness
"Inside the O'Briens . . . promises to do for Huntington's disease, what Still Alice did for Alzheimer's."--Huffington Post