Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O’Briens
by Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is skilled at researching a disease and telling a story of what it is like to have that disease from the viewpoint of the afflicted person and those around him/her. She has done it most famously with Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. This time she tells the story of a Boston, Irish family who find out that their patriarch has Huntington’s Disease. The disease is inherited so each of the grown children in the family must decide whether or not they want to find out if they have inherited the disease. The story is an engrossing one, but tends to get repetitive and melodramatic.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Left Neglected and Love Anthony, also by Lisa Genova]

[ official Lisa Genova author web site ]
Recommended by Tammy T.
Collection Management Department

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