EVERY NOTE PLAYED by Lisa Genova & GIVEAWAY

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Bestselling author of Oscar-winning, STILL ALICE and neuroscientist, Lisa Genova’s  novels always make me cry. Her new one, EVERY SINGLE NOTE (ScoutPress), is not any different. This time, her novel is about regret, forgiveness, freedom and what it means to be alive. All of Lisa’s novels tackle unique diseases and EVERY SINGLE NOTE incorporates ALS. For those of you who enjoyed STILL ALICE, you won’t be let down.

Richard is an accomplished pianist. He’s received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago.

“The first bubble breaks the surface, a pop in his left calf. It vibrates there for a few seconds, the opening act, then jumps to his right quadriceps, just above the knee. Then the pad at the base of his right thumb flickers. Over and over, and over.”

Richard has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce.

Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it.

When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

EVERY NOTE PLAYED is a powerful novel. I understand ALS much better after reading Lisa’s book. I felt as if I could feel what Richard was going through at times, and the ending will absolutely bring understanding and inevitable tears. Lisa has a unique talent for bringing understanding of diseases to readers and helping us understand their power, but the ultimate overwhelming lesson is love conquers all.

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Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O’Briens. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. 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 the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, CNN, and NPR. Her TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s, has been viewed over 2 million times.

**A NOTE FROM LISA:

In May 2017, about the same time that I finished the final draft of this book, the FDA approved a new drug for the treatment of ALS. Radicava became available by prescription to patients in August 2017; intravenous infusions in twenty-eight cycles and costs $1,000 per infusion. In a trial in Japan, Radicava slowed the decline in physical symptoms by 33 percent. There is hope.

If you would like to to get involved or/and make a donation, ALS ONE is an extraordinary organization:

http://www.ALSONE.org

 *****

Thanks to Scout Press, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you know about Lisa Genova and her novels. I know, all her books make me cry.

We’ll choose a winner soon. Good luck.

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41 thoughts on “EVERY NOTE PLAYED by Lisa Genova & GIVEAWAY

  1. The first book I read of Lisa Genova’s was Still Alice. It was so good and yes, it did make me cry. I had just lost my Mom to Alzheimer’s so it was even more personal to me. Really want to read Every Note Played. Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I know I’ve read and loved all of Lisa Genova’s books. They are all well written, heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time!

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  3. I have read and loved all of Lisa’s books. She is a wonderful writer who draws the reader into the lives of her characters. Would love to win her new one!

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  4. I have read Lisa’s other books. They are always so heartfelt and heartbreaking. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  5. As someone who works in the medical field it’s very apparent Lisa does her research on the conditions she has written about. I appreciate her thorough research and true depiction of these devastating diseases.

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  6. I love her books. She leaves me with a better understanding of what people with whatever she is writing about are going through and what it’s like for the family members as well. She is a must-read author for me.

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  7. I bought and read her novel Still Alice and thought it was very good. It was sad to read how Alice started experiencing signs of Alzheimer’s at such a young age. I would love to read this new book. Lisa Genova seems to really know what she writes about so she must do a lot of research beforehand.

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  8. I enjoyed reading Still Alice, but my favorite so far of her books is Inside the O’Briens. I have an aunt who recently died from ALS complications. Since she lived a distance from us and was a very private person we did not know about her ALS until after she passed. I am very interested in reading Lisa’s perspective on the disease and the individuals directly affected by it in Every Note Played, especially after reading her comments this morning on Goodreads on why Stephen Hawking lived so long. I learn a lot from reading her well written and researched books.

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  9. The only book I have read by Lisa Genova is STILL ALICE. It was amazing and is one of my very favorite books. Can’t wait to read her new one. 🙂

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  10. Loved Still Alice and still can’t believe it was a debut! We read it with book club a few years ago … and the movie was fantastic too! Thanks for the chance to win her latest.

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  11. Your review of the book practically made me cry! She has a wonderful way of bringing awareness through her stories.

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  12. I am just now finishing ‘love anthony’ and have fallen in love with her writing style. I would love to read this new release.

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  13. Would love to read this. Thanks for chance. Still Alice was wonderfully heart wrenching 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  14. I thoroughly enjoyed the Obriens. Would love to read this new book. I enjoy books with a medical theme. They always tug at my heartstrings.

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  15. I haven’t read one of Lisa’s books yet, but I recently purchased Still Alice, and will be reading it next. Where my family (like many others) has been personally touched by Alzheimer’s, I have a feeling it will hit close to home.

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  16. New author to me; I really want to read this book. My sister died of ALS 5 years ago, she lived with it for about 15 years. Even when she could only turn her head, she never lost her sense of humor and always had everyone around her in a good mood! I miss her so much. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. She is a new author to me. I did see the movie Still Alice, but I’m sure the book would be better! Thank you for the chance!

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  18. Lisa is a new to me author. I have heard so many goods things about her books. I would love a chance to read this book. Thank you for the chance.

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  19. Although I have read all of her books (but have not seen the movie Still Alice) my favorite so far is still LEFT NEGLECTED. I think it would also make a terrific movie. I’ve been told by others though that this new novel by Lisa is their favorite yet!

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  20. The truth is I don’t know enough about her novels, but want to know more. I have a friend that has SMA 2, and I would love to read a novel about this, as his disease is known to have a connection to ALS.. I have the novel LEFT Neglected and I saw the movie Still Alice based on her novel. I am quite interested!

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