From the bestselling author of Still Alicecomes a heartfelt novel about friendship and a mother coping with the loss of her autistic son
Olivia Donatelli's dream of a 'normal' life was 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 realise that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected way. In a piercing story about motherhood, love and female friendship, Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change who discover the small but exuberant voice that helps them both find the answers they need.
Fans of The Reason I Jumpand The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will love Lisa Genova's story: always authentic and utterly moving.
*'Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule-because you're going to feel the same way' Jodi Picoult*
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Limited