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Author: Lisa Genova
ISBN13: 978-1471113260
Title: Love Anthony
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (August 31, 2012)

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Love Anthony is a novel by American writer Lisa Genova. The hardcover was released in September 2012 and the paperback was released in April 2013 to coincide with Autism Awareness Month. Set in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Love Anthony is a story about a mother dealing with the death of her son, who was diagnosed with autism at age three, and ultimately, finding the courage to start over.

Love Anthony" takes place on Nantucket Island, where it's busy with tourists and people with summer homes during the warm months and empty but for the locals who live their year-long during the cold winter months. I have just finished her third book, "Love Anthony. I will tell you why, but first let me tell you about the book. Olivia, mothe This book was Amazing!! My first book by Lisa Genova, and will be reading the other two as soon as possible! I loved the author’s usage of words to describe each scene in detail, which puts you in the setting as if you were experiencing its first hand- from the items in a room, the senses, feelings, touch – making it so real and powerful!

It’s Columbus Day weekend, and they lucked out with gorgeous weather, an Indian-summer day in October. She wishes she had the book for next month’s book club. She keeps forgetting to stop by the library to check it out. This month’s book was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. It was a quick read, a murder mystery narrated by an autistic teenage boy. She liked it and was especially fascinated by the main character’s strange inner world, but she hopes the next one will be a bit lighter. They typically choose more serious literature for book club, but she could use a pleasant escape into a hot summer romance right about now. They all could

Love Anthony, like Genova's two previous novels, is beautifully written, and poignant to the point of heartbreak. Anyone who has had even a passing contact with an autistic child will relate. Writing with deep empathy and insight, Genova has created an engaging story that fearlessly asks the big questions. Booklist), with effects that are myriad, mysterious, and confounding. This book was pretty much what I expected from something by Lisa Genova (after reading only one other book by her!) and that is a good thing-the bar was set high! I really love Genova's writing style. It's very readable in that Genova has a very clear and descriptive, but not overly flowery or dramatic, voice.

Love Anthony - Lisa Genova. It’s Columbus Day weekend, and they lucked out with gorgeous weather, an Indian-summer day in October.

Love Anthony Lisa Genova, 2012 Simon & Schuster 309 pp. ISBN-13: 9781439164693. 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. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering, nearly impossible. 1. eth ultimately decides the lesson of her book is Find someone to love and love without condition. 32) Do you think this could also apply as an overall theme for Love Anthony? Can you find any others? 1. hich character did you relate to the most and why?

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova - From bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova-whose novel Still Alice is now an Academy Award-winning film starring. This reading group guide for Love Anthony includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Lisa Genova. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Graphic Novels & Comics. About book: He can’t help it. She pours him a glass of wine and hands it to him. The cottage looks good. You hungry? I made a salad, she says. No, I had a lobster roll on the way over. Here, I brought you this. He hands her a small, white paper bag. Aunt Leah’s, she says, smiling, shaking the bag, knowing even before she opens it and sees the hunk of chocolate fudge. You look good, he says.

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a P. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. She is the New York Times bestselling author of STILL ALICE, LEFT NEGLECTED, LOVE ANTHONY, INSIDE THE O'BRIENS, and EVERY NOTE PLAYED

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.
Reviews: 7
I have to preface this review with the fact that I LOVED Still Alice. That booked haunts me to this day. I felt that Genova really captured the tragedy of altzheimer's and dementia. Left Neglect was very good as well. The brain is such a mystery to us lay persons and Genova lets us peek inside to show us the effects of these complex ailments. Genova manages to weave a compelling story so that her character's struggles become your own heartbreaking struggles for that short time. Because my life has been touched by autism, I was very eager to read this book. Perhaps my bar was set too high, because I finished sort of disappointed.

I loved Anthony and Olivia's story. I felt that Genova did a great job telling their story and struggle.

I didn't care for Beth's story. Her writing Anthony's story as some sort of catharsis from her jerky husband cheating on her seemed implausible. Her group of friends were totally unnecessary. There were certain scenes that came off to me as creepy. I think when Olivia dropped off her proofs was one scene. Maybe it was just too contrived for me that these women should become friends.

I would still recommend this book, especially to those who haven't read her other work yet. Love Anthony seems to border on chick-lit whereas the previous books were not and so it suffers a bit by comparison.
This is the story of two women, Beth and Olivia, and Anthony, the young boy with autism who connects them. Beth is reeling from the discovery of her husband's affair, while Olivia mourns the death of young Anthony and the death of her marriage. Set on Nantucket, where all year 'rounders know one another, Beth's and Olivia's paths have never crossed, or so they believe.

Not only on an island where everyone knows that her husband has left her for another woman, Beth is a writer with writer's block. While sitting in the library one day, however, inspiration strikes, and she becomes almost obsessed with telling the story of a boy with autism. The protagonist, a boy named Anthony, speaks in the first person as he explains the workings of his autistic mind.

What Lisa Genova did for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease in STILL ALICE, she does for autism in LOVE ANTHONY. Although scientists like herself have yet been unable to find the key which unlocks the autistic mind, Dr. Genova, using Anthony as a vehicle, posits a believable picture. And what a fascinating picture it is. She confirms my theory that each one of us falls somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Olivia is also at loose ends. Her marriage is not strong enough to withstand the rigors of raising a special needs child. As she recounts the difficult and often embarrassing details of performing the most mundane tasks, such as taking Anthony food shopping, I marvel at her strength. How she tried to infiltrate the mind of her usually sweet child is heartbreaking, yet inspirational. Her husband is unable to cope, and the marriage ends.

Beth and Olivia, formerly an editor, eventually meet. The outcome of their meeting is nothing short of miraculous. Some would say that Anthony's channeling of Beth to tell his story is contrived. Although it takes a leap of faith by the reader, I reserve judgment. Whether or not this is realistic is impossible to determine. In any event, Dr. Genova achieves her goal. I understand autism far better than I did before reading the book.
Spoiler alert so don't read if you don't want to know. Because of the description of the book and the title I thought the book was about Anthony. It is not. He is not even what I would consider a secondary character. The book is mainly about a totally different character, who has never even met Anthony, and her husband who cheated on her. I gave every other book of hers a five star rating because they are amazing, but not this one. It was like reading a book advertised about being a police officer and finding out that it's actually a book about a farmer. So disappointed, but can't wait for her next book to come out because I'm sure it will be amazing. Great author, but misleading title and description on the back of the book.
After reading several other Lisa Genova books, Still Alice, Left Neglected, Inside the O'Briens, I felt that I had to read more. Boy am I glad I did! Will not provide any spoilers here but the author once again, captures the highs and lows encountered by caretakers charged with caring for an individual who suffers from an unusual condition. Autism is the focus of Love Anthony and Genova quickly inserts herself into the character and gives you an inside peek at the world as seen through the eyes of an autistic child. Such a better understanding of the processing or lack of processing that occurs with the individuals that may be on the autism spectrum. While there are no cures or full understanding of how or why this occurs, providing a glimpse inside helps to bring compassion from others who may encounter these individuals and their sometimes peculiar behaviors. As always, I found myself thoroughly engrossed in the writing and character portrayals from page to page. Her books really set her above the rest!