Read Every Note Played Online Free - From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.
An accomplished concert pianist, Richard 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.
Richard now 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.
He knows his left arm will go next.
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, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, 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.
Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.
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February 20, 2018
His neurons are dying, and the muscles they feed are literally starving for input. Every twitch is a muscle stammering, gasping, begging to be saved. They can't be saved.
I don't know what it is that makes these, um... medical dramas(?) of Genova's so damn compelling. Some writers just seem to h...
March 07, 2018
Any reader or movie goer by now has at least heard of “Still Alice”, about Alzheimer’s and dementia by Lisa Genova, which was first published in in 2009.
I read that book back in 2009...before the entire world had started raving about it — which they should rightfully so - for being one of the be...
December 17, 2017
Once again Genova takes us deep into the world of a debilitating illness, and it's effects on the person and their family. Richard was a man who was considered a success, a world renowned pianist, he has played all over the world, with many different symphonies, in many different venues. Piano ha...
March 04, 2018
Thanks to NetGalley, Simon& Shuster Canada, Lisa Genova, and all those who shared thier personal ALS journey in the makings of this book.
First, I have to stop crying. This is perhaps the most powerful book Lisa Genova has written since Still Alice. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis( ALS ) is th...
March 08, 2018
4.5 sad sad stars
Perhaps you have heard of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease commonly referred to as ALS. To receive a diagnosis of this disease is a death sentence coming in the form of the destruction of your neurons that control all your voluntary muscles. These nerve cells a...
March 14, 2018
Lisa Geneva’s novels are purposely didactic, in the sense that she uses her fiction to teach. In her case, she strives to teach her audience about medical conditions and illnesses. For example, she’s written about Alzheimers (Still Alice) and autism (Love Anthony). Every Note Played focuses on AL...
March 07, 2018
Every Note Played
MY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
PUBLISHER Gallery/Scout Press
PUBLISHED March 20, 2018
An emotional profound chronicle of the terrifying effects of ALS disease and the opportunity for redemption it brought to one family.
Richard Evans loves the attention and applause when he plays...
March 17, 2018
Lisa Genova has done it again! In Still Alice, she wrote movingly about a professor who in mid-life develops Alzheimer's disease and we experience the progression of that memory-stealing disease through her eyes.
In this her latest book, the disease Genova takes on is ALS, ironically in the news a...
February 18, 2018
To me there is no doubt that the main “character” in this book is ALS. I had watched someone, from a distance, at the Y where I belong go from being a Navy Seal to losing everything. It was terrifying just from the little that I saw every few weeks.
Richard is not a likable character. He has led a...
February 26, 2018
This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.
Thanks to Netgalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my rating.
DNF at 57% – 2/5
I’m starting off with this: It’s not a bad book. I’m sure I would have given it two stars if I read it to the end. B...