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Every Note Played

Every Note Played

Book - 2018 | First Scout Press hardcover edition
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A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he 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. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2018
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476717807
147671780X
Branch Call Number: F GENOV-L
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 22 cm

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writermala
May 03, 2021

Another heart-rending novel about a neurological disease and the toll it takes on a pianist, Richard and his ex-wife, Karina who becomes his caregiver. While Richard is the sufferer from ALS my sympathies lay with Karina and I felt for her giving up her career and ultimately becoming Richard's caregiver even after their marriage has ended. Lisa Genova describes the vagaries of ALS in excruciating detail and yet I couldn't sympathize with Richard rather I thought Karina was a martyr for looking after Richard. The novel takes an unexpected turn when one finds out why the marriage had failed. All in all a great novel and brought me to tears.

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telger
Aug 16, 2019

Another powerful novel by Lisa Genova! Touches on marriage,parenting,lifestyle, music, caregiving and ALS. I can see this showing in the big screen...

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nwobosi
Jul 22, 2019

An intimate story of how ALS can be life-changing -- not only for the patient but also for their family and caregivers. I enjoyed the family dynamics in this story and learned a lot about the horrible disease that is ALS. At times redundant, it was slow-moving in parts, but I highly recommend.

The story of Richard a famous pianist who develops ALS. A hear breaking story of lost love and dying.

SCL_BethZ Jul 10, 2019

An absolutely heartbreaking story about forgiveness, music, and the devastating effects of ALS. It was both a learning experience about the disease and a phenomenal experience in empathy. Very well written, but a heavy, heavy read.

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becker
Jun 07, 2019

This is Lisa Genova doing what she does best. Creating very real people and relatable families that are dealing with a neurological disease. She is a master at this and you can be sure you will learn a lot from her books, while having all your heart strings pulled. This latest title left me with a very heavy heart but you have to know going into it that it will not be an uplifting read.

LPL_LeahN Apr 27, 2019

A renowned concert pianist is diagnosed with ALS. Aside from his struggles with his diagnosis and rapidly declining condition, he must turn to his estranged ex-wife for help at what they both know is the end of his life. What unfolds is an unforgettable lesson in forgiveness and redemption.

I feel like this book could be a tough sell due to the heavy subject matter. But Lisa Genova has impeccable pacing and a beautiful voice, making this read hard to put down. She is not only a multi time bestselling author, but also the holder of a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard. She writes of ALS with firsthand knowledge and so much compassion for those who suffer with this horrible disease.

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MillieBT
Feb 17, 2019

The author delves into the horrid debilitation caused by ALS...even with their faults Richard and Karina were sympathetic characters...this heartbreaking beautiful novel captivated me from beginning to end....highly recommend

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iowacity
Feb 06, 2019

I found this very interesting to read and you got into the characters.

CHRISTI_14 Jan 21, 2019

An amazing book beautifully written.

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Pigmama6
Mar 29, 2018

"In. Out.
This is now his song to play. He is not this paralyzed body, these screaming lungs, this primal fear. He will be an instrument of breathing.
Breathe."

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