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Toulouse Women's International Group


Next Reading Group Meeting

Venue: Carol Topp’s house in Le Castera

Date: Monday 7th January

Time: 2pm

Contact: Karen Burroughs or Joyce Booth

Details: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Reading Group Review – Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

TWIG Reading Group December 2018

The majority of the reading group attending this month’s meeting really enjoyed the chosen book which was “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova. The novel is about a young mother of three who suffers a devastating brain injury following a road traffic accident. This causes her to be unaware of the left side of her body. This is a real neurological syndrome called “Left Neglect “.

Sarah the main character, along with her husband is a high flyer. Despite having three children they both work very long hours. They are rewarded with high wages.
The book tells of her struggle to survive initially and the journey through rehab and beyond.

This syndrome is thankfully very rare and most people found it a fascinating subject if not a little difficult to understand the physiology.

A few, but not all felt that the ending was predictable and possibly unrealistic. It stimulated a good discussion.