Tears were shed when we read ” Every Note Played” by Lisa Genova. Richard was a concert pianist and Karina was a piano teacher. At one time they were married and had a daughter, Grace, but his career and life style got in the way. Richard developed ALS and had no one to take care of him so Karina became the reluctant caregiver.
Neither one could communicate their thoughts to each other. Karina at one time was a better pianist than Richard and he put his own career ahead of her. She loved playing jazz and put it on hold to take care of Grace.
We learn how Richard accepts the diagnosis of ALS and the progression of paralysis and Karina stops putting up road blocks and finds herself.
On a lighter note we read “Nancy’s Mysterious Letter” (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories) by Carolyn Keene. Reading the novel as a adult instead of a 9–13-year-old girl was a eye opener. As a adult you know what is going to happen next but as a young girl it was amazing! Nancy had a convertible, going to college, nice clothes, respect of adults and INDEPENDENCE. Oh! What a life.
Stop by the LeRoy Library find a novel to get lost in or a book from your childhood.