Author Lisa Genova, whose books Still Alice and Left Neglected have topped The New York Times bestsellers list, touches on this illness in her latest novel, Love Anthony.
The books features two women–one, a mother who loses her autistic son, and the other, a woman who copes with her husband’s extramarital affair by writing. Their lives collide as Beth, a budding author, channels the voice of Olivia’s autistic son, Anthony. This, a young boy’s voice and wise words, helps both women find the strength to move forward from their respective losses.
Love Anthony boasts the same poignancy and depth as Genova’s previous works, and is an essential read, whether you live with autism in your daily life or not.