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

Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova

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Inside the O'Briens : a novel
Title
Inside the O'Briens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Genova
Title variation
Inside the OBriens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Patrol officer Joe O'Brien is third-generation Irish in Charlestown. A tough cop with a soft interior, a loving wife and four adult children, Joe is diagnosed with Huntington's disease. 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 his daughter Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life "at risk" or learn their fate
  • "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"--
Summary
When a beloved Irish Catholic police officer is diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, his grown children witness their father's demise and consider whether they want to be tested to see if they have inherited the condition
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409865
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genova, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huntington's disease
  • Police
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5B00DBA9-7E4E-4672-91AC-E5026552F1B4
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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unknown
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476717838
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
5B00DBA9-7E4E-4672-91AC-E5026552F1B4
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905251025
  • (OCoLC)905251025
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5B00DBA9-7E4E-4672-91AC-E5026552F1B4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476717838
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5B00DBA9-7E4E-4672-91AC-E5026552F1B4
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905251025
  • (OCoLC)905251025

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