By Lisa Genova
Gallery Books, $26.00, 320 pages
Even with zero experience with autism and its spectrum, readers will have a new appreciation and understanding for loving a person and how to deal with it after reading Love Anthony. Olivia Donatell’s life is shattered after losing her son, Anthony. Not only is Olivia dealing with losing a son, but also a separation from her husband. She heads to the beach, the only place she can find peace, and meets another woman who has her own share of heartache.
Genova is not your average fiction writer; she ups the stakes and makes the story one that reels you in from the first word. You will want to finish this in one sitting. I am not going to give the ending away, but take my word, you will not only enjoy this story, but be given new appreciation for one woman’s story where she had to say goodbye to her son before his time. Give this book a try, and I am sure that you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed by Annie Hicks