Inside the O'Briens

Author(s): Lisa Genova

Adult Fiction

The breathtaking new novel from the author of STILL ALICE, now adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore. What would you do if the body and brain you rely on suddenly let you down - and would it change the person you are inside? Joe O'Brien is a Boston cop; his physical stamina and methodical mind have seen him through decades policing the city streets, while raising a family with his wife Rosie. When he starts committing uncharacteristic errors - mislaying his police weapon, trouble writing up reports, slurred speech - he attributes them to stress. Finally, he agrees to see a doctor and is handed a terrifying, unexpected diagnosis: Huntington's disease. Not only is Joe's life set to change forever, but each of his four grown-up children has a fifty per cent chance of inheriting the disease. Observing her potential future play out in her father's escalating symptoms, his pretty yoga teacher daughter Katie wrestles with how to make the most of the here and now, and how to care for her dad who is, inside, always an O'Brien. Inside the O'Briens is a powerfully true and tender elegy to the resilience of the human spirit.

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Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer's Disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9781471142895
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : April 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lisa Genova
  • : Hardback
  • : 813.6
  • : 352