Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

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Read Love Anthony Online Free - From the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life.

Two women, each cast adrift by unforseen events in their lives, meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship.
Olivia is a young mother whose eight-year-old severely autistic son has recently died. Her marriage badly frayed by years of stress, she comes to the island in a trial separation to try and make sense of the tragedy of her Anthony’s short life.
Beth, a stay-at-home mother of three, is also recently separated after discovering her husband’s long-term infidelity. In an attempt to recapture a sense of her pre-married life, she rekindles her passion for writing, determined to find her own voice again. But surprisingly, as she does so, Beth also find herself channeling the voice of an unknown boy, exuberant in his perceptions of the world around him if autistic in his expression—a voice she can share with Olivia—(is it Anthony?)—that brings comfort and meaning to them both.

Title : Love Anthony
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ISBN : 1439164681
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 309 pages


Carolyn rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2012

I'm almost not sure what to say.... I have cried my way through this book. Wanting to climb into my son's high bed and hold him close. This book is eerily similar to my life. So very much. I have 2 sons. Both Autistic. One, the youngest, almost Asperger's. My eldest... Now 11, is non-verbal, eats w...

Lis rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2013

I did like this book but not as much as Genova's first two books (Still Alice and Left Neglected), which I loved. I found the parallel-story/channeling aspect of the book a peculiar way to tell the story of an autistic boy (though it did allow us to see a parent's experience as well as the boy's...

Nance rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2014

First, I just want to say ”thank you” to Ms. Genova for writing a book about autism. Regardless if this is a book of fiction, I found myself re-living daily episodes from the past 19 years with my own son. The author really did her research well. It just gave me a sense of peace that I haven’t fe...

Deb rated it ★★★☆☆

March 15, 2013

Well, after waiting over a year for my beloved author Lisa Genova to write another book equal to Still Alice and Left neglected, I have to say I am severely disappointed. This book did not have what ever it was those books had. I felt for the two mothers/wives who were the main characters. There...

☮Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

March 20, 2016

3.5 stars. All I knew about this book before  was that it's about an autistic boy (or boy  with autism, whichever you prefer), and that was it.  I didn't even know much about autism.  I now feel I have a much better understanding of it, or at least of one way in which it might present itself;  so...

Nancy rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2015

This one made me cry. I am not a crier. Given, I was sitting in ICU shortly after my husband had brain surgery so there may be a excuse. Or a correlation. Lisa Genova possesses a brilliant resume. She is a scientist with many letters following her name. She must think pragmatically so I struggle...

Kimberly rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 18, 2012

Back in September of 2011 I reviewed two books by amazing author, Lisa Genova. I have just finished her third book, "Love Anthony." Let me just jump right in and say this wasn't my favorite of the three by any means. I will tell you why, but first let me tell you about the book. "Love Anthony" tak... rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2012

I won, I won, I won, I won, I won - picture the happy dance the Old Man does in A Christmas Story upon learning of his Major Award and that's me all over. I WON a copy of Love Anthony from a goodreads giveaway! Can't wait for it to get here:-D So, obviously, I received a copy of this through goodr...

Jeanette rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 06, 2012

Genova went completely round the bend with this one. Most of the book is trashy chick lit. And the end is just cheesy. I mean one big cheese puff. (view spoiler)[ We find out that the 'ghost' of Anthony(the autistic boy) has been telling the aspiring novelist what to put in her book so that it will be about him... (hide spoiler)]

❀Julie rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2015

My review of this book may be biased because this story affected me personally, but it delivered a heartfelt message and I thoroughly enjoyed it. While the book deals with loss, I felt the author handled the topic with sensitivity and compassion, weaving in the themes of healing and unconditional...

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