Love Anthony - Lisa Genova

Love Anthony

By Lisa Genova

  • Release Date: 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 269 Ratings


From neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice, a moving novel about autism, friendship, and unconditional love.

In an insightful, deeply human story reminiscent of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Daniel Isn’t Talking, and The Reason I Jump, Lisa Genova offers a unique perspective in fiction—the extraordinary voice of Anthony, a nonverbal boy with autism.

Anthony reveals a neurologically plausible peek inside the mind of autism, why he hates pronouns, why he loves swinging and the number three, how he experiences routine, joy, and love. In this powerfully unforgettable story, Anthony teaches two women about the power of friendship and helps them to discover the universal truths that connect us all.


  • Amazing! Truthful and engaging!

    By Amv073
    Reading this book as a 1st grade teacher I really found that autism resounds with such a powerful basis in the world. It is so unknown and finally reading a fiction novel with real facts based in the research is amazing. Great story and great author for putting autism in the realm of fiction. Thank you!!!!!
  • Loved Anthony!

    By Stephanie in So. Cal
    This book was truly awesome! As a special education teacher I enjoy reading books w/characters w/disabilities. This book captured Autism at the lower end of the spectrum and was really insightful on what a non-verbal might "say". The "room" analogy was seriously vivid & captured Anthony & autism exceptionally well! A great read, very powerful!
  • An entire chapter is missing

    By :-). :-)
    The book would be great if I could get past the fact that an entire chapter is missing. That's just not right.
  • Thank You Lisa

    By Reality 1
    I have long awaited this book. Lisa has a way with writing that is entertaining and educational too. I found this book particularly interesting because I was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome. I can tell you Lisa did her homework because I felt like she was talking directly to me. Lisa has made me feel like everything I have endured is worth sharing with others. Thank You Lisa!
  • Love, Anthony

    By Illy13
    The story was amazing, enjoy every page... Couldn't put it down...
  • Love this Book!

    By dallasdeb1125
    It's been a long time a book made me cry but this one did! My son's name is Anthony and he's getting married in a few weeks and that's the only reason I chose it. So glad I did!!
  • Amazing

    By Franvilla
    Loved it! Once again I can't believe I finished another book by Lisa Genova! I loved Anthony and thank you for your research on autism. I can say I feel 100% different towards this topic and now see how this affects ALL of us. Thank you again Lisa and I am ready for your next book!
  • Happybros4us

    By nickrodii
    That's all people?
  • Genova breaks new ground here.

    By Mooncusser
    Lisa Genova breaks new ground here, both in her own writing and in literature about autism. I won't summarize the book as many reviews do, you can read that above. Suffice to say that if you're a fan of Genova, her third book provides a satisfying growth in what is fast becoming a one-woman genre. She compellingly and deftly places her characters into a rich present-day Nantucket island, with the tension well-evident between it's hard scrabble locals and slick, empire-looting upper class. But the focus here is placed squarely on the voice of Anthony, a haunting glimpse into the mind of an autistic boy, his connection to all of us, and the herculean strength required of unconditional love. When she writes "Three white, round perfectly smooth rocks fall into her lap. She Smiles. Anthony's rocks. And three of them." one can feel a door opening into a new way of experiencing autism from the inside.