Friday, July 12, 2013

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Olivia’s son Anthony is diagnosed with autism at age three. He doesn't talk and has not progressed beyond loving Barney.  The relationship between Olivia and her husband, David is disintegrating and she is having a rough time accepting that Anthony will never be “normal”.  Just when she starts acknowledging that Anthony can be happy despite his diagnosis he suffers a seizure and dies.   Olivia and David separate and Olivia moves to Nantucket away from relatives feeling sorry for her and memories of Anthony.  Searching for a reason for Anthony’s short life she finds solace in the words of a fellow island resident.  Lisa Genova has once again created a touching novel.  Checkout Love Anthony  at the library!