Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Inside The O'Briens

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

Inside The O’Briens
by Lisa Genova
Expected Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s.

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 neurodegenerative 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

Why I am waiting....
I have read two other Lisa Genova novels, including Still Alice, and enjoyed them both.

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  1. Oh, I read a e-arc of this one before I came back to blogging. I liked it very much. And I'm a big fan of her other books as well. Good choice!

  2. He looks like he's facing a psychological disorder...
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  3. I'm waiting for this one too.

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  4. I am eager to get this one, too! It looks like another winner. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “IT’S YOU”

  5. Great choice! This is the first that I've heard of it. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! :D
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  6. I hope you like it!
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