Inside The O'Briens
by Lisa Genova
- Stocking Stuffers, Literary Fiction
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A novel of indomitable hope, from the author of Still Alice
Joe O'Brien is a 44-year-old police officer, husband and father. When he begins experiencing disorganized thinking and strange, involuntary movements, he attributes them to stress.
But then a neurologist hands him a diagnosis that will change his family's lives forever: Huntington's Disease, a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment or cure.
Each of Joe's four children has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease, and a blood test can reveal their fate. So 21-year-old Katie must ask: If she's gene positive, does she want to know? Can she live with the anxiety of not knowing?
As Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, Katie and her siblings must find the courage to live life "at risk" or learn their fate.
Lisa Genova's writing "explores the resilience of the human spirit."ï¿½San Francisco Chronicle
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||April 7, 2015|