This event is presented by the Agawam Library, but will be held in the Agawam High School auditorium on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Please call the library at 789-1550 x4 or visit www.agawamlibrary.org to register. Books will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Agawam Library, the Friends of the Agawam Library and the Agawam Cultural Council.
Joe O’Brien is a 44 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.
Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Inside the O’Briens, Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and Still Alice. Her first novel, Still Alice, has been adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and autism. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Fox News, Chronicle and The Today Show and is featured in the Emmy Award–winning documentary film To Not Fade Away. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.