These days I struggle to even out my "TBR" and my "TBRV" list. I know that you have probably heard me mention this a few times. Last week I gave myself a stern lecture and made myself sit down and write out a certain number of reviews. I had reached my goal and even added a couple more.
I was so proud of myself that I gave me a pat on the back & celebrated with a couple of squares of Lindt's dark chocolate with chili. It's an interesting flavor and hits both the heat & sweet spots.
Now it's time to set another goal and see if I can hit that one too. My goal is eight reviews by weeks end. I hope that you will find that are interesting to you too among them.
Here we go!
Author: Lisa Genova
Genre: Women's Fiction, Literature/Fiction (Adult)
Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books
Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s Disease.
Huntington’s is a lethal neuro-degenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe’s four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father’s disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father’s escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she’s gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing?
As Joe’s symptoms worsen and he’s eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life “at risk” or learn their fate.
Praised for writing that “explores the resilience of the human spirit” (The San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core.