Bring your friends for a night out with food, wine and conversation when the Friends of The Ferguson Library host Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice, on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library. She’ll be talking about her newest book, Every Note Played. Tickets are $15 with proceeds to benefit the Library. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a wine and appetizer reception. Program is at 7 p.m. Book sale and signing to follow. Register online at fergusonlibrary.org.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading one of Lisa Genova’s bestselling novels, you know what to expect in her new book: bold, unflinching honesty; emotional, intimate writing; and relatable characters.
Just as her first book Still Alice brought the reality of Alzheimer’s to life, Every Note Played gives the reader a vivid and authentic depiction of ALS. As the author has so skillfully shown in her previous books, she blends her neuroscience background with her literary skills to create a powerful story not simply about a neurological condition, but also about the human condition. Through the lens of ALS, Every Note Played explores regret, forgiveness, letting go, and redemption.
In 2015, Ms. Genova was named one of the U.S. Top 50 Influencers in Aging. She received The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square in recognition of “a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on the public dialogue,” The Alzheimer’s Association’s Rita Hayworth Award, and many others. She was a senior advisor to the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE Team which won at the 2017 Visioneers Summit, and she sits on the governing board of Compassionate Care ALS. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, The TODAY show, PBS NewsHour, and NPR. Her TED Talk “What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s,” has been viewed more than two million times.
For more information, call 203 351-8275. The Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library is located at the corner of Bedford and Broad Streets, Stamford.
(Author photo credit: Greg Mentzer)