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Lisa Genova - Fél ​testben ép lélek
Sarah ​Nickerson épp olyan, mint bármelyik karrierista szuperanya Boston jómódú külvárosában, Welmontban: hektikus, de lenyűgöző életet él férjével, Bobbal, hűséges bébiszitterével és három gyermekével. Miközben a Berkley Consulting tanácsadó cég emberi erőforrás részlegének alelnökeként toborozza a legjobb és legélesebb elméket, a gyerekeket viszi fociedzésre, bölcsődébe, iskolába és zongoraórára; próbálja meggyőzni a fia tanítóját, hogy a fia tulajdonképpen nem is figyelemzavaros, és igyekszik időben hazaérni vacsorára. Csoda, hogy ennek a túlterhelt, túlteljesítő harvardi diplomásnak jut ideje lélegezni. Ám egy végzetes napon vezetés közben épp fel akar hívni valakit - egy hosszúra nyúló pillanatra nem néz az útra. Agyonzsúfolt életének összes száguldó része egy szempillantás alatt fékcsikorgatva megáll. Egy traumás agysérülés teljesen kitörli világának bal oldalát, és Sarah egyszerre rákényszerül, hogy jobban odafigyeljen a körülötte lévő világ részleteire, többek közt a korábban az életéből hiányzó anyjára is. Miközben nem tud a tányérja bal oldalán lévő ételről, sőt, még a saját bal kezéről sem, e furcsa ,,félvilág" ürességében kénytelen válaszokat keresni - a múltjára és a bizonytalan jövőjére vonatkozóan is. Ahogy igyekszik visszaszerezni függetlenségét és egészségét, Sarah-nak rá kell döbbennie, hogy az igazi sorsa - új, igaz élete - talán a konferenciák és táblázatok világától távol keresendő. És hogy a világ minden sikerénél értékesebb boldogság és béke egy karnyújtásnyira van, csak eléggé le kell lassítani, hogy észrevegyük.

Lisa Genova - Left ​Neglected
Sarah ​Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus. Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son's teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in time for dinner, it's a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe. A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt. A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future. Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny—her new, true life—may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.

Lisa Genova - Love ​Anthony
From ​the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life. Two women, each cast adrift by unforseen events in their lives, meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship. Olivia is a young mother whose eight-year-old severely autistic son has recently died. Her marriage badly frayed by years of stress, she comes to the island in a trial separation to try and make sense of the tragedy of her Anthony’s short life. Beth, a stay-at-home mother of three, is also recently separated after discovering her husband’s long-term infidelity. In an attempt to recapture a sense of her pre-married life, she rekindles her passion for writing, determined to find her own voice again. But surprisingly, as she does so, Beth also find herself channeling the voice of an unknown boy, exuberant in his perceptions of the world around him if autistic in his expression—a voice she can share with Olivia—(is it Anthony?)—that brings comfort and meaning to them both.

Lisa Genova - Mein ​Leben ohne Gestern
Stellen ​Sie sich vor, all Ihre Erinnerungen - gute, schlechte, schmerzhafte, leidenschaftliche - werden nach und nach aus Ihrem Gedächtnis gelöscht und Sie können absolut nichts dagegen tun ... Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und doch etwas bleibt.

Lisa Genova - Still ​Alice
She ​didn’t want to become someone people avoided and feared. She wanted to live to hold Anna’s baby and know it was her grandchild. She wanted to see Lydia act in something she was proud of. She wanted to see Tom fall in love. She wanted to read every book she could before she could no longer read. Alice Howland is proud of the life she has worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When Alice begins to grow forgetful at first she just dismisses it, but when she gets lost in her own neighbourhood she realises that something is terribly wrong. Alice finds herself in the rapid downward spiral of Alzheimer’s disease. She is only 50 years old. While Alice once placed her worth and identity in her celebrated and respected academic life, now she must re-evaluate her relationship with her husband, her expectations of her children and her ideas about herself and her place in the world. Losing her yesterdays, her short-term memory hanging on by a couple of frayed threads, she is living in the moment, living for each day. But she is still Alice. Still Alice is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as powerful as Ordinary People. You will gain an understanding of those affected by early-onset Alzheimer’s and remain moved and inspired long after you have put it down.

Lisa Genova - Inside ​the O’Briens
From ​the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice Lisa Genova comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe’s four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father’s disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father’s escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she’s gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing? As Joe’s symptoms worsen and he’s eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life “at risk” or learn their fate. Praised for writing that “explores the resilience of the human spirit” (The San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core.

Lisa Genova - Megmaradt ​Alice-nek
A ​háromgyerekes, boldog házasságban élő harvardi professzorasszony, Alice a karrierje csúcsán van, amikor azt veszi észre, hogy egyre feledékenyebb. Az idő haladtával gondolatai is összekuszálódnak, memóriája egyre gyakrabban hagyja cserben. A diagnózis: Alzheimer-kór, korai stádiumban. A függetlenségére mindig büszke Alice összeszorított foggal igyekszik ugyanúgy élni az életét, mint korábban, és csak a jelennel foglalkozni, de a betegség lassan úrrá lesz rajta. Helyenként szívszorító, néhol felemelő, ugyanakkor ijesztő történet arról, milyen az, amikor valaki szó szerint elveszíti az eszét.

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