Thursday, July 28, 2011

Left Neglected Review & 2 Book Giveaway

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.

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My Thoughts - I didn't connect with Sarah at first because she just had her priorities all wrong and I'm nothing like her but the writer makes you see where she's coming from. If you are a huge fan of Still Alice you may be a little let down but this is still pretty good. This book is PERFECT for a book club because there really is so much to chit chat about. I don't want to give anything away but if you read it - I kind of understood her mom, that's all I'm saying. I don't want to give anything away.

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debbie on Thu Jul 28, 07:47:00 AM 2011 said...

I would love to read this book.

Tore on Thu Jul 28, 09:14:00 AM 2011 said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

Lisa Genova on Thu Jul 28, 01:17:00 PM 2011 said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read LEFT NEGLECTED and for posting a review of it at your blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story!

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Leann on Thu Jul 28, 03:13:00 PM 2011 said...

i would love to have this book.. it sounds like a good read Thanks for the chance!

Pauline on Mon Aug 01, 01:42:00 AM 2011 said...

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Jenn of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger on Fri Aug 05, 12:47:00 PM 2011 said...

It sounds like a great book :)

WeeMasonMan's Mom on Sun Aug 07, 03:32:00 PM 2011 said...

This has been on my goodreads list for months! I want it!

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Anonymous said...

would love to read it!

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) on Mon Aug 15, 12:49:00 AM 2011 said...

This is on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anita Yancey on Sat Aug 20, 01:21:00 PM 2011 said...

I want this book. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance.



Left Neglected Review & 2 Book Giveaway

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