Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Every Note Played - Lisa Genova

Richard is an accomplished concert pianist, stunning worldwide audiences with his talent, living in a nice apartment and enjoying the finer things in life. Then things begin to change with a diagnosis of ALS, first with the loss of his ability to play the piano, and then having to rely on his ex wife and daughter.

What a stunning book.  It is pretty brutal and honest about what happens with ALS, yet I did enjoy its exploration about love.  How his ex wife and daughter helped him, how his care giver tended to his most basic needs, even when irritating him by singing show tunes. 

I stayed up late reading, and even though I knew how it would end it still made me cry. 5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

Is it fictional? Factual? In between?