Thursday, July 5th Author Literary Luncheon
Held at the Wequassett Resort in the Grand Pavilion
Check-in Begins at 11:30 / Luncheon Begins at noon
Tickets available here
Join us at the Wequassett Resort's Grand Pavilion on Thursday, July 5th at 12pm for a special luncheon with the bestselling author Lisa Genova. The author's talk will include an audio-visual presentation!
The ticket price includes the full luncheon, coffee and dessert, sales tax, all gratuity and fees for the resort, and a signed, hardcover copy of Every Note Played as well as a donation to fight ALS. As always, we are happy to reserve tables for book club groups, and if you prefer to enter a drawing for seats at the author table, we will have a random drawing of names for those interested the last week of June.
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
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, every finger of Richard’s hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking every note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. He knows his left arm will go next.
Richard’s ex-wife Karina is trapped within a prison of excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as an after-school piano teacher, 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, the two struggle to reconcile their past before it’s too late.
With the same striking insight as her previous titles, EVERY NOTE PLAYED is beautifully informed by a rich understanding of classical music. Some books make you stop and think—what choices would you make if life changed in an instant? Heartbreaking and profound, EVERY NOTE PLAYED is achingly hard to read at moments, moving and complex. Lisa Genova once again delivers a novel that will linger and affect readers just as Still Alice did.
"Only Lisa Genova could bring such honesty and grace to the war against ALS. Searing writing and a must-read."
-- Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
"At turns beautiful and brutal, Lisa Genova crafts a realistic and heartrending portrayal of a couple's failed marriage in the midst of the husband's battle with ALS. The emotions and intimacy conveyed are difficult to read, but impossible to ignore."
About The Author
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O'Briens. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS NewsHour, CNN, and NPR. Her TED talk, What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's, has been viewed over 2 million times.