In Every Note Played by Lisa Genova, a concert pianist is stricken with ALS and his ex-wife becomes his caregiver. Needless to say, they have some baggage to work through, along with his deteriorating condition. Genova, a neurologist by trade, has developed a second line in fiction that raises attention on Alzheimer’s, ALS and other neurological disorders, does not spare medical detail as she spins her drama. We have queen’s of the beach read and crime. Lisa Genova may be becoming the queen of the medical family drama.