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Must redeem within 90 days. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. She and her husband both work 80 hour weeks at high-powered jobs in Boston, while spending as much time as possible with their three small children.
Sarah is a juggler extraordinaire, keeping her demanding job and her family as balanced as she can. But when a car accident leaves her recovering from Left Neglect, a neurological impairment that robs her of her ability to control the left side of her body, she can barely get out of bed on her own. Given a traumatic opportunity to reassess what is really important in life, Sarah must decide where her priorities lie.
Is Sarah better off at the end of the novel than at the beginning? If so, in what ways? Sarah has a series of anxious dreams in the nights leading up to the accident. How would you interpret these dreams? What do you think her subconscious is trying to tell her? Is Sarah a better mother before or after the crash? How do you think she would answer that question?
Consider the amount of time she spends with her kids, her ability to keep track of them, and the level of participation in their lives.
Gavin tells them many children experience this whether or not they have disabilities. Do disabilities like ADHD make a child more of a target than other kids?
Do you think by adjusting to her new limitations, Sarah holds herself back from a quicker recovery? If Sarah had recovered completely, do you think she would have gone back to her high pressured job at Berkley Consulting? Toward the end of the novel, Sarah notes that Heidi is still wearing her expensive watch, but never asks for it back. Why do you think he does that?
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Do we sometimes make exceptions for ourselves and do something unhealthy or risky in the interest of saving time or getting more done like texting or using a cell phone while driving even when we know it is dangerous?
Why do you think that is? He sees it as a place to spend their retirement. Do you agree? What are the benefits of living and raising a family in a suburban setting versus a rural one?
Which character do you identify with the most? Which the least? Who is your favorite? What did Sarah miss out on by having such a withdrawn mother? If her mother had been more available, do you think Sarah would be as high achieving? Why is it so hard for Sarah to forgive her mother? Can working mothers really have it all—a successful career, well-adjusted children, a great marriage, a sense of well-being, and personal happiness?
Or is that a myth? Does something always have to give? How would you categorize your own work-life balance? Does Left Neglected make you reconsider any of your career decisions?
Your relationships? Your home? Your job? Imagine an alternative life for yourself. What does your Vermont look like?
Pick one to do before your next book club meeting, and share it with the group! While she loves her high-powered job, Sarah periodically lets herself have timed crying sessions to cope with stress.
Go around the group and share the coping mechanisms you use in your own life. What or who was your initial inspiration to write about Left Neglect? And while I thought this was fascinating, what captured my attention and wonder even more was imagining how these patients LIVE with unilateral neglect. How does someone with this get dressed, go to work, cook a meal, eat a meal, function in a relationship, navigate a whole world while only paying attention to half of it? You note that you interviewed many different kinds of women in preparation for Left Neglected, including women with careers, disabilities, families, or all of the above.
What was the most surprising thing you learned during these interviews?
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I interviewed both men and women who have Left Neglect, their husbands and wives, their neurologists, acute care nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists, and research scientists.
The most surprising thing I learned was that someone with Left Neglect could learn to snowboard.Your home? Media Left Neglected. I probably would have gone on thinking it was an all-or-nothing kind of disorder - if you have it you're doomed forever never to know that the left side of the world and yourself exists if I hadn't read V.
The beach especially in the fall , yoga class, hiking a mountain trail, my yard. Express is not available on all items. Diane Chamberlain. So, no series or recurring characters. Orphan Train.
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