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Left Neglected
Left Neglected
Author: Lisa Genova
Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439164655
ISBN-10: 1439164657
Publication Date: 7/26/2011
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Gallery
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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thameslink avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 723 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoyed this book and ended up reading it in one sitting. It is at times heartbreaking, heartwarming, and surprisingly, also laugh-out-loud funny. The plotting is predictable, but the subject matter is so fascinating that it really carries the book along. Much as I enjoyed "Still Alice", the author's previous work, I found that I connected more with this book and felt enriched my its inspirational message.
musyklvr avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I started this book hating the main character. I couldn't wait for her to have her accident, because I felt like she deserved it (I promise, I'm not that vindictive in real life!). Genova does an excellent job attempting to teach the reader about this condition called Left Neglect that many probably have never heard of before. Sarah becomes a sympathetic character along the way. I didn't like this as much as I liked Still Alice, but again, I liked Alice and couldn't stand Sarah at first, which probably had a lot to do with it.
bulldoglover22 avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If I could give this book more stars, it certainly deserves it! When I received this book, I decided to read a few pages prior to going to sleep. These few pages turned into the first 200 pages. I finished this book the following day. This book was beautifully written and certainly thought provoking. This novel is also an important reminder that nothing in life should be taken for granted. Life can change when you least expect it. No one welcomes a life changing tragedy, but sometimes it allows us to put life into perspective and to value what truly matters. I cannot say enough about this book. I highly recommend it.
reviewed Left Neglected on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book hit close to home for me having a loved one that has had a closed head injury. Of all I learned I didn't know this even exisited. This book is a great learning tool, with a great story, full of love and humor. I would recommend this book to anyone. Easy read.
reviewed Left Neglected on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book. Not only did I become familiar with what it was like to have a brain injury, but loved the way it was revealed to me; slowly, as it was being experienced. Amazing.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 1658 more book reviews
Amazing story and so insightful for the reading to experience.
A wild ride that you hope will never happen to you or someone you know.
So interesting on how the brain works and how it effects us.
A don't miss book!
reviewed Left Neglected on + 42 more book reviews
This book is about a busy career woman who has a sever car accident and has brain damage. She can't see or feel anything on her left side. It's about her strong courage and her fight to get back what she had before the accident. Very inspiring for anyone who has ever had a struggle to go through.
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I read very few novels, but this one was one of the best. It was well written and kept my interest throughout the whole book. About a career woman, wife and mother who had the world by the tail and then had something happen to her that changed her and her familys whole life. The same author who wrote Still Alice, another good book.
onstagegirl avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 54 more book reviews
Lisa Genova has become one of my favorite authors. As a health professional, I enjoy the story of the patient's perspective. The trials and tribulations of patients with neurological trauma/insult provide one with insight into the human condition.
We take for granted much of what we see and do. LEFT neglected is a reminder of how fragile we are and how resilient we can be. I laughed and cried while reading this book. Enjoy!
londontime avatar reviewed Left Neglected on + 2 more book reviews
I am a big fan of Lisa Genova. She writes with great dialogue and detail. I have read several of her books and keep going back for more!
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A well written fictional book about a woman and her family's recovery from a brain injury.


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