Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Author:  Lisa Genova
Genre:  Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format:  Book
Yearly Count:  93

Two women, both with sadness harboring in their hearts, cross paths on Nantucket Island and build a mutually beneficial friendship.  

I love Genova's writing style, but I didn't love this story.   It was too chick-lit for me and didn't grab at my heartstrings like Still Alice (one of my all-time favorite books).  The plot felt like she was trying too hard to be fancy or creative.

I appreciate the attention this will bring to helping people understand what family members and individuals with Autism may experience, but ultimately, I thought it was just okay.    


  1. I know that you don't care for chick-lit but I do so I'm sure I will enjoy this for that alone. I have all of her books but have only read Still Alice, which I thought was superb!

    1. Staci ~ You most likely will love it. I thought Left Neglected was excellent, too, but Still Alice is #1 for me.

  2. Sorry this one didn't grab you.

  3. Anonymous12:57 AM

    I've read such mixed thoughts on this one. Enjoy Thanksgiving :) See you at noon on Saturday ;)

    1. Stacybuckeye ~ Congrats on a fabulous season, Stacy! Amazing! Too bad the wins couldn't continue to the play-offs.


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