Books we love

This week we are reviewing Left Neglected, written by the best-selling author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova, it follows the story of Sarah, whose life changes dramatically after a car accident.  Here is Silvia with her review…

Still aliceA successful career woman, happily married mother of three small children finds out one day that juggling many hats can be more dangerous than she ever thought.  Following a road accident on her way to work that leads to brain surgery, the left side of her world vanishes.  Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she wills herself to regain her independence and heal.  She then learns that her real destiny lies far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets.

‘I think some small part of me knew I was living an unsustainable life. Every now and then, it would whisper, slow down. You don’t need all this.’

I really enjoyed this book.  I am quite impressed with what I consider an important wake up call from most professional women and men.  The well written plot manages to present in style, a theme often approached in other books: who and what is really important in our lives?

Silvia, Brompton Library


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