August Book Club - "Left Neglected"

August's book selection is "Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova


Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.

Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son's teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in time for dinner, it's a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe.

A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt.

A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future.

Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny—her new, true life—may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.


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  • Anne D.

    I really enjoyed the August book club meeting. Great people and thought provoking discussion, can't wait for the next one!

    August 29, 2013

  • Melissa

    Room 146 eden prairie library :)

    August 27, 2013

  • Riva

    I've never been to the Eden Prairie Library before. Are we meeting in a specific room tonight, or where should I look for everyone when I arrive?

    August 27, 2013

    • Melissa

      Not sure of a room # I have never been there myself. I will try to put up a sign for everyone when I get there.

      August 27, 2013

  • Amy L

    Don't think I am going to be able to make it. See you all next month.

    August 27, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    Hey ladies, I'm laid up at home. I had foot surgery last week and I'm still not quite mobile. Melissa will be there to lead discussion. I hope it's a great one! See you next month!

    August 27, 2013

  • Asya

    We're going to the Pizza Farm tonight in Wisconsin, so I don't think I can make it. If we get back early I'll track you guys down. Have fun!

    August 27, 2013

  • Sarah

    I'm not going to make it after all. Jon's working tomorrow night so I'm on baby duty. I hope to make it next month!

    August 26, 2013

  • Sonia

    I don't think I will be able to make it from downtown very easily...

    August 25, 2013

    • Amy L

      I don't think I can make it by 6 either, but plan to come late and stay for dinner. :)

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first event - cant wait to meet everyone. Seems like an interesting book!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a good book. Will probably read it on my own. I can't make it this Tuesday though....

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a new member and looking forward to meeting everyone!

    July 29, 2013

  • Shawn

    Can't do Tuesday nights.

    July 29, 2013

  • Amanda

    This will be my first book club gathering. I cannot wait!

    July 9, 2013

  • Jeni N.

    Sorry, I'll be traveling for work :(

    July 9, 2013

  • Terese and J.

    I forgot, it's Jeff's birthday...Terese is out... :/

    June 25, 2013

  • Bridget M

    This one is on a Tuesday again so I'm out, gotta work

    June 18, 2013

  • Devon

    Yes, but tentative. I'm thinking yes now, although this is a very long hike for me during rush hour. However, it will probably be my last mtg for a while due to school resuming, so I'd want to see everyone!

    June 7, 2013

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