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Piece of Mind
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
13 posts | 14 read | 1 to read
At twenty-seven, Lucy knows everything about coffee, comic books, and Gus (the polar bear at the Central Park Zoo), and she possesses a rare gift for drawing. But since she suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of three, she has had trouble relating to most people. She s also uncommonly messy, woefully disorganized, and incapable of holding down a regular job. When unexpected circumstances force her out of the comfortable and protective Jewish home where she was raised and into a cramped studio apartment in New York City with her college-age younger brother, she must adapt to an entirely different life one with no safety net. Over the course of a challenging summer, Lucy is forced to discover that she has more strengths than she herself knew."
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Lkm
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
Mehso-so

It was ok

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Lkm
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman

Just starting this one.

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ShannonColleen
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
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Thankful for mornings spent drinking coffee and finishing books... 📚😍☕ #currentlyreading

Nute Welcome to Litsy! I know that you will enjoy yourself here. Looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 1y
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Misanthropester
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
Mehso-so

Not quite as good as I think it could've been, the slight romance feels forced & undermines the heroine who is quality & a great disabled character

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Misanthropester
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
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#BookMail this came from WWNorton yesterday. We'll see how it goes, I'm iffy on it

shawnmooney Based on the description, I'm iffy too – but I'm certainly looking forward to your review! It's the kind of plot synopsis where I think the book could be terrible or wonderful. :-) 3y
Misanthropester Agreed. This kind of pop-literary fiction can too often have a great premise but then just be hollow writing or vice versa 3y
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readingallthetime
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
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Just started the audio book.

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ruskigurl16
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
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#booktober day 9: I didn't have to go back that far, but here's my #firstlitsypost. 2 weeks ago, I followed a suggestion on Facebook, and have felt so welcomed and understood. 😊📚🐛🐦💙😍🌷

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ruskigurl16
Piece of Mind | Michelle Adelman
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Pickpick

Picked this up and couldn't put it down until I was done. A story of overcoming adversity, of figuring out a future, of accepting your past, and most importantly loving yourself even if you have flaws. #beautiful #goluce #somethinginmyeye #bookworm #strange

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
ruskigurl16 @MrBook thanks for the welcome! I suspect I will. 😊📚🐛🐦 3y
MrBook 😊👍🏻 3y
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RandomBookMuses
Piece of Mind: A Novel | Michelle Adelman
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Pickpick

"This could easily be called a coming of age story even though Lucy is older than your typical young person who tries to find herself. But there are real problems for Lucy as she faces the prospect of being on her own, finding romance, taking on a job. The story feels authentic from beginning to end and encompasses all you would imagine such a person going through. Very enjoyable!" Reviewed by Thalia http://bit.ly/2c3GaDE

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chavalah
Piece of Mind: A Novel | Michelle Adelman
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Pickpick

A little too much plot in too small a time frame for my tastes, but I love what Adelman did with her protagonist, Lucy. The first person narrative gives us direct access to her unusual mind, as she suffered a brain injury as a little girl. Her relationships with her boyfriend, Frank, & her younger brother/caretaker, Nate, are drawn with complexity and empathy. And there are literal drawings in this book as well--another pathway into Lucy's world.

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StephAuteri
Piece of Mind: A Novel | Michelle Adelman
Mehso-so

It was interesting to get inside the head of someone who had suffered a brain injury and was having trouble moving forward. But this book took far too long to get going and, in the end, just stuttered to a stop. Though I suppose that made it more true to life...

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StephAuteri
Piece of Mind: A Novel | Michelle Adelman
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Made it halfway through this book and am only just now starting to enjoy. Anyone else read this one?

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anovelbee
Piece of Mind: A Novel | Michelle Adelman

If a book can bee quietly gorgeous this one is!! Thanks, Liberty! 🤓