January 10, 2014
LISA GENOVA, whose stunning debut novel Still Alice chronicles a 50-year-old woman’s descent into early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, will give a free public presentation and book-signing as a part of her weekend appearance with the Muscogee County Library Foundation.
The public appearance will be on Sunday January 26 at 2:00pm in the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road. Admission is free and no advanced tickets or reservations are needed. Copies of Ms. Genova’s three novels will be available for purchase.
Ms. Genova’s appearance is part of the annual Muscogee County Library Foundation Gala. For information about the Founder’s Society dinner, which will be held on Saturday evening January 25, 2014, please call Media, Marketing & More! at 706-660-9702.
Additional sponsors for the event are St. Francis Hospital and Spring Harbor.
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novels Still Alice, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony.
Still Alice spent 41 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It won the 2008 Bronte Prize and the 2011 Bexley Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the 2010 Indies Choice Debut Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association. It was the #6 Top Book Group Favorite of 2009 by Reading Group Choices, a 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, a 2009 Indie Next pick, a 2009 Borders Book Club Pick, and a 2009 Target Book Club pick. There are over a million copies in print, and it has been translated into 25 languages. It was chosen as one of thirty titles for World Book Night 2013.
Left Neglected, also a New York Times bestseller, was the #1 Indie Next Pick for January 2011, the Borders “Book You’ll Love” for January 2011, and the #4 Indie Reading Group Pick for summer 2011. It was chosen by the Richard and Judy book club in the UK. Dr. Genova’s third novel, Love Anthony, also a New York Times bestseller, was an Indie Next Pick for October 2012 and a People Magazine Great Read.
Dr. Genova travels worldwide, speaking about Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM and was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary film To Not Fade Away.
Be sure to visit Ms. Genova’s website at www.lisagenova.com for more information about this exciting author.