From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago.Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorcehis divorce.He knows his left arm will go next.Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasnt moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the...
|Title||:||Every Note Played|
|Number of Pages||:||307 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Every Note Played Reviews
Lisa Genova always tackles the tough issues. Alzheimer’s. Autism. Huntington’s Disease. This time it’s ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But this one doesn’t go for the obvious sympathy vote. Richard is a concert pianist and is losing the one thing he loves, which is the piano. But he’s also a prick. Divorced from his wife, estranged from his college aged daughter. He’s on top of the world as far as his profession, but once the symptoms of ALS start, he’s forced to see how empty his life is.
You’re qui ...more
His neurons are dying, and the muscles they feed are literally starving for input. Every twitch is a muscle stammering, gasping, begging to be saved. They can't be saved.
I don't know what it is that makes these, um... medical dramas(?) of Genova's so damn compelling. Some writers just seem to have that certain way with words that draws you into the story and the characters' lives. It doesn't matter that her books aren't action-packed; they are pageturners anyway.
Every Note Played sees a famou ...more
ALS. Another disease that robs people of who they are and leaves them in a carcass of who they once were.
Richard, an established and famous pianist, develops ALS and loses his ability to play and so much more. His ex-wife, Karina, in a unselfish act to reconcile their differences as he nears death, offers to assist him with what's left of living.
Genova is a masterful educator. Not only skilled in the neurological expertise she possesses but shares it in a story telling fashion that takes the co ...more
Powerful. Emotional. Heart wrenching. Captivating. Eye-opening. Informative.
Every Note Played is the story of Richard, a world famous pianist who, in the midst of his thriving career, develops ALS. We witness this devastating disease take over and paralyze his body, stripping him of his career, relationships, pride, independence, freedom and more.
I admit I knew next to nothing about ALS prior to picking up this engrossing book. Lisa Genova beautifully writes an engaging and deeply mov ...more
”If Karina had grown up fifteen kilometers down the road in either direction, north or south, in Gliwice or Bytom instead of Zabrze, her whole life would be different. Location matters in destiny as much as it does in real estate.”
Growing up in Zabrze, Karina had the advantage of learning how to play the piano by Mr. Borowitz, who taught his students to play Chopin. The piano became her way out of Poland to America and to everything that life brought to her after. In America, she met ...more
My third book by this author and I am starting to think that she writes scary stuff. Every Note Played tells of a concert pianist who develops ALS which is a shocking disease. I will be checking that all my fingers work every morning after this!
The disease itself is the main character in this book. Genova goes into a lot of detail about its progress and the victim's suffering but still manages to produce a very readable story which I found hard to put down. Richard is in no way a likable charact ...more
Every Note Played
MY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
PUBLISHER Gallery/Scout Press
PUBLISHED March 20, 2018
An emotional profound chronicle of the terrifying effects of ALS disease and the opportunity for redemption it brought to one family.
Richard Evans loves the attention and applause when he plays. He’s an accomplished classical concert pianist and has played in the most famous concert halls all over the world. His fingers are finely calibrated instruments that dance across keys, making music com ...more
"I’m not a cryer,"I say as I’m trying to stop the tears welling.
Here they come again, "But I’m really not a cryer."
"Ok, you’ve got me Lisa Genova. I’m a blubbering mess now."
Every Note Played is an emotional and well researched story on the degenerative disease ALS. When Richard, a concert pianist, is diagnosed with ALS he is at first in denial but as the degeneration of his muscles progresses he must face a life without his beloved piano. Richard is a person who has a single minded love of play ...more