Inside Lisa Genova's medical best sellers

April 6, 2015 8:46 PM

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Lisa Genova's improbable journey from neuroscientist to hit novelist includes a scene right out of fiction: sitting at the Academy Awards in joyful tears, watching Julianne Moore win an Oscar for Still Alice.

"It is beyond surreal that it all happened," says Genova, 44, who self-published Still Alice in 2007 and sold the book out of her car trunk when she couldn't interest a literary agent.

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