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Every Note Played

Category: Book
By (author): Genova, Lisa
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Medical
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Published: January 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*"Unsparing in her depiction of the disease's harrowing effects, neuroscientist Genova also celebrates humanity." -People

"Sometimes it's easier to tell truth in fiction…And she tells it with heart and hope." -NPR

"Her juxtaposition of scientific detail with compassionate, heartfelt storytelling is unparalleled." -Bookreporter

"Every Note Played will grip and gut you." -The Boston Globe

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.