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The Resource Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova

Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel
Title
Inside the O'Briens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Genova
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington's Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer's. Joe O'Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family's lives forever: Huntington's Disease. Huntington's is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe's four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father's disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father's escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she's gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing? As Joe's symptoms worsen and he's eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life "at risk" or learn their fate. Praised for writing that "explores the resilience of the human spirit" (The San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Skipp Sudduth
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20388519
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442382497
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
  • 9781442382497
  • 9781442382497
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11133716
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(SKY)sky2ocm74317634
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20388519
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442382497
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
  • 9781442382497
  • 9781442382497
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11133716
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(SKY)sky2ocm74317634
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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