Last week, Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice (Gallery, 978143915275; CD, 9781442336209) was in the S&S offices to celebrate the publication of her new novel, Left Neglected (Gallery, 9781439164631; CD, 9781442335394). Read Genova’s “Top Ten Best Things About My Trip to NYC” at her blog (http://www.leftneglected.blogspot.com/) to hear more about her visit! She’ll be blogging from the road on her tour, so be sure to check back in.
Also, tune in on Wednesday, February 2 when Lisa Genova will be a guest on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show.”
In more great news, Left Neglected is the #1 Indie Next List Pick for January and is one of GoodReads.com’s January Movers & Shakers!
In the novel, career-driven supermom Sarah Nickerson is the queen of multi-takers. One day she makes the near-fatal mistake of texting on her phone while driving. She suffers a brain injury and develops a rare syndrome called “Left Neglect.” To promote safe driving, Lisa Genova has partnered with iSpeech.org, which is a technology that powers DriveSafe.ly—an application that reads your text messages and emails to you while you drive. DriveSafe.ly can also respond to your messages. Learn more by visiting the Facebook page, here.
A recent BookReporter.com Review notes: ”
At times it is difficult for her audience to remember that Left Neglected is a work of fiction, a figment of a very creative imagination. Written in the first person, the book reads like a moving memoir of a young woman whose world has been turned upside down. It is hard to put down and practically begs to be read in one sitting, as it lingers with the reader long after the last page is turned. Genova certainly has found her literary niche.”