Book: Every Note Played
Author: Lisa Genova
This is my 42nd read for the year
This is the story of Richard and Karina. Estranged and divorced, they are forced to work together when Richard is diagnosed with ALS. Karina finds out from friends at a party that her ex-husband has canceled all of his piano concerts because he can no longer play. When she visits him, she finds out that he is declining quickly and needs more help that he can afford. At first she is reluctant. But then she agrees to help him, and eventually moves him into her home so that she can care for him full time. Richard knows he needs to make ammends with Karina and their daughter Grace, and time is running out. He has much to apologize for but Karina feels she does as well. Hopefully they will get the chance before Richard loses his ability to communicate everything he needs to say.
This was a pretty good book. It is a quick read, and pretty well written. I wasn't a big fan of either of the main characters - both selfish characters who couldn't see beyond the end of their nose that each had a play in the end of their marriage. But the story in general was a good one. Predictable, yes, but a good read none the less. The writer is gifted - and has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard. She was the author of Still Alice. So her books are always worth a read. Glad a friend recommended this one.