Jodi Picoult - bestselling thought-provoking fiction

  • A much-loved author.

    Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
@jodipicoult

Follow Jodi on Twitter

Follow Jodi on Twitter for updates straight from the bestselling author.
Facebook

Join our official UK fanpage

Like Jodi's official UK Facebook page to receive exclusive updates about new releases, events, and more.
Biography

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Hodder's Kerry Hood reports

Jodi Picoult goes in search of wolves

August 2010
Our brave and intrepid Kerry Hood reports from the front lines of book research . . .
Hodder & Stoughton

The Storyteller

By Jodi Picoult

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her emotion into the beautiful bread she bakes.

But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet man old enough to be her grandfather, and respected pillar of the community, she feels that finally, she may have found someone she can open up to.

Until Josef tells her the evil secret he's kept for sixty years.

Caught between Josef's search for redemption and her shattered illusions, Sage turns to her family history and her own life for answers. As she uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between betrayal and forgiveness, love and revenge. And ask herself the most difficult question she has ever faced - can murder ever be justice? Or mercy?

This is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in AuschwitzPicoult is an expert at keeping you turning the pagesAn emotional and compelling taleAnother great readA powerful and unexpected climaxGrippingThis is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in AuschwitzPicoult is an expert at keeping you turning the pagesAn emotional and compelling taleAnother great readA powerful and unexpected climaxGrippingNumber One bestselling author Jodi Picoult combines topical moral issues and emotional human drama with the page-turning compulsion of a thriller.Jodi Picoult is the UK's top-selling author of women's fiction - over 6.2 million copies sold through UK Bookscan since October 2004.Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behaviour? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? Classic Jodi Picoult, involving thought-provoking questions about good and evil, forgiveness and punishment.International and wide-ranging in its scope, THE STORYTELLER explores the long-lasting emotional scars of the holocaust and WWII.The only hardcover Jodi Picoult publication this year.An exciting new cover treatment will clearly signal the exceptional quality of Jodi's writing, perfect for the reading group market while still appealing to her loyal fans.An ambitious strategy for growth through unprecedented social media and marketing activity that will raise brand awareness to a whole new level.
YouTube

Official Jodi Picoult YouTube Channel

Visit Jodi's official YouTube channel for trailers, author interviews, and appearances from the international #1 bestselling author.
Filmed at her recent event at King's Place, in partnership with Woman & Home Magazine

Jodi Picoult reads from THE STORYTELLER

The School Gates Book Club discusses LONE WOLF

Reading Group Discussion

New cover look

LONE WOLF paperback

Beautiful new cover look for Jodi unveiled with LONE WOLF paperback.
Hodder & Stoughton

Between the Lines

By Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer

An enchanting YA novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, co-written with her teenage daughter.

Delilah knows it's weird, but she can't stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular.

She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises.

Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her.

Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after?

Read between the lines for total enchantment . . .

Unleash the child in you! She [Picoult] has teamed up with her daughter to write an adventure tale for teens, and it has plenty of action and romance to keep younger readers happy . . .For bereft Twilight fans it should tick all the boxes.A brilliantly romantic story of love across a divide in this entertaining and also thought-provoking story about stories, characters and readers . . . Funny, touching and clever, teens will love this unusual love story.In her first foray into teen fiction, Picoult and her co-author daughter deliver an enjoyable, metafictive twist on the traditional teen-romance novel . . . Book lovers in particular are likely to get a kick out of the blurring of the lines between character and reader, fact and fiction . . . Fizzy, fairy-tale fun'Prolific and bestselling author Picoult teams up with her teenage daughter to pen a clever YA romance'This was a book that whisked me off into a new spin on fairy tales . . . A lovely read.' ****The writing style cannot be faulted at all: Jodi and Samantha enticed and captivated me, leaving me hungry for more. I adored the intricate illustrations that came before each fairytale chapter . . . BETWEEN THE LINES is a pretty magical book full of hope, dreams and trying to overcome the impossible . . . it is a thoroughly enjoyable read that will pull you into a world where humans are only a paper-thin distance away from gorgeous princes (with British accents!) in fairytales.The book is instantly magical, transporting the reader into a world where fiction is reality and the divide between reader and book has been crossed. BETWEEN THE LINES will have you guessing to the very end and devouring each page at great speed. With gorgeous illustrations dotted around the pages, it is the kind of book you can escape into, just like Delilah. A delight.A tween-age fantasy about a fairy tale that comes to life in its reader's handsImaginative, moving and full of romance this is the perfect holiday bookFrom the Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an enchanting fairy tale, written with her teenage daughter.

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include HOUSE RULES, NINETEEN MINUTES, and MY SISTER'S KEEPER. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.

Samantha Van Leer is sixteen years old. She writes, sings and acts, and lives in New Hampshire with her parents and two older brothers.

Charming, funny, entertaining contemporary fairy tale - about what happens when happily ever after isn't so happy, and when the barriers between books and life begin to crumble.Will speak to book lovers of all ages, a book that mothers will want to share with their daughters and celebrate the reading experience togetherJodi Picoult has hundreds of thousands of devoted adult and teenage fansFull colour illustrations and silhouettes throughout - a beautiful gift packageJodi and her sixteen-year-old daughter have been working together on this for some years - it owes its contemporary edge to Samantha, and Jodi gives it her magic touch.

From the Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an enchanting fairy tale, written with her teenage daughter.
`Just so you know, when they say, `Once upon a time`...they`re lying.
It`s not once upon a time. It`s not even twice upon a time. It`s hundreds of times, over and over, every time someone opens up the pages of this dusty old book...`

Oliver is a prince, stuck between the pages of a fairy tale. Desperate for a way out.

Delilah is a fifteen-year-old girl, a bookish, quiet sort. She doesn`t have many friends - she`s too busy reading. If only she could live within the pages of a book. If only she could meet a prince like Oliver...
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master`s degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister`s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Samantha Van Leer is sixteen years old. She writes, sings and acts, and lives in New Hampshire with her parents and two older brothers.

Brilliant...bittersweet, thought-provoking and poignant.

The Guardian

On MY SISTER'S KEEPER

Hodder Paperbacks

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

The masterful new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things. The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice.Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder.Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage.Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point.And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.

Hodder Paperbacks

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder & Stoughton

Leaving Time

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes' Financial TimesTen years ago, Alice Metcalf vanished after a car accident, leaving her daughter Jenna to grow up grappling with the mystery of her disappearance. Jenna has never believed that her mother could have simply left her. Determined to uncover the truth of what happened to Alice, she sets out to retrace the events of that fateful night. But nothing can prepare her for the answers that await.'An addictive read packed with twists and turns' CloserJodi's new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, is available to pre-order now.

Hodder Paperbacks

Change of Heart

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder Paperbacks

House Rules

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'A national favourite . . . touching and emotive' Sunday ExpressEmma Hunt has spent fifteen years raising her two sons Theo and Jacob on her own, and has created what she sees to be a happy and stable life for them, despite the challenges of Jacob's Asperger's syndrome. Jacob's behaviour has sometimes frustrated Emma, but she has never doubted her son's good heart. Yet when his tutor is found dead, suspicion begins to surround Jacob and the Hunt family, who have never fitted in. Now, as more and more evidence links Jacob to the crime, Emma is determined to prove her son's innocence. Can she believe in it?Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder Paperbacks

Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder Paperbacks

The Pact

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Picoult is a master manipulator, weaving gripping, dramatic plotlines. We defy you not to be gripped.' GlamourFor eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from takeaways to school drop-offs. So it's no surprise when teenagers Chris and Emily, soul mates since they were born, start dating. When the late-night call comes in from hospital, no one is prepared for the appalling truth: Emily has died from a gunshot wound to the head as part of an apparent suicide pact. The gun holds a single unspent bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But the local detective has his doubts, and in the wake of this unthinkable act, two devastated families must ask themselves: how well do we ever really know our children?Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder Paperbacks

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER AND MAJOR MOTION PICTURE'Emotionally riveting and will test your tear ducts to the limit' Daily ExpressIn all thirteen years of Anna's life, her parents have never given her a choice: she was born to be her sister Kate's bone marrow donor and she has always given Kate everything she needs.But when Anna is told Kate needs a new kidney, she begins to question how much she should be prepared to do to save the older sibling she has always been defined by. So Anna makes a decision that will change their family forever - perhaps even fatally for the sister she loves. From internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes a masterpiece which asks us just how much we should do to care for the ones we love. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder & Stoughton

Lone Wolf

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder & Stoughton

Sing You Home

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Never one to shy away from moral and ethical dilemmas . . . Picoult gives her readers all the virtuosic plotting, cliffhangers and twists they've come to expect' Daily MailZoe and Max Baxter spent ten years trying to conceive, until the heartbreak of their failure finally broke their marriage apart.After the dissolution of their marriage, each seems on their own path to healing, as Max turns himself towards an evangelical church whilst Zoe finds solace in a new relationship with a woman, Vanessa. But when Zoe and Vanessa approach Max asking to use the frozen embryos left from their marriage, their paths come hurtling face to face.In Max's eyes, Zoe and Vanessa's desire to raise a child together is an aberration.And Zoe is not prepared to let her desire for a child go without a fight.'Jodi Picoult takes a controversial and provocative subject and uses it as a backdrop to a touching and emotional drama' Sunday ExpressJodi's new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, is available to pre-order now.

Hodder & Stoughton

Harvesting the Heart

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder & Stoughton

Handle with Care

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Superb, many-stranded and grimly topical' The TimesFive years ago, Charlotte O'Keefe had everything she could want: a loving husband, a wonderful daughter and another child on the way.But when Willow was born with brittle bone disease, this perfect life shattered before her eyes. Now, as the years have gone by and the costs to care for Willow have mounted up, the family has begun to falter and the pressure of caring for their sick child.In Charlotte's eyes, only one person could have stopped this from happening: Piper, her obstetrician and best friend, who didn't advise Charlotte that she might want to terminate the pregnancy. Now, as she stands in court, she must defend the unthinkable.That she would have chosen for her daughter not to be born. 'You won't sleep until you find out what happens' HeatJodi's new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, is available to pre-order now.

Hodder & Stoughton

Picture Perfect

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR'Picoult is a master manipulator, weaving gripping, dramatic plotlines. We defy you not to be gripped.' GlamourA woman is found in a graveyard in Los Angeles, unable to remember anything about herself or her life. No one is more surprised than she when her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading film star. Bewildered by the perfect life that has been suddenly thrust upon her, Cassie finds herself living a dream. But there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous façade - and it is only as her memory gradually returns that it will all come crumbling down . . .Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder & Stoughton

Songs of the Humpback Whale

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

Hodder & Stoughton

Plain Truth

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR'It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong.' Washington PostKatie Fisher is Amish. For eighteen years, she has grown up in a community set apart from the modern world by lifestyle and belief. It is a community fiercely protective of its way of life. To turn your back on it is to lose everything - your church, your home, and your family.So in the middle of the night when the baby comes, Katie does the only thing she knows how to do in times of stress: she prays.Exhausted, she falls asleep. When she wakes, the child is gone. Her prayer has been answered.But faith alone cannot help when the baby's body is found.Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder & Stoughton

Second Glance

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Compelling, surprising and entertaining' HeatSince the death of his fiancée Aimee, Ross Wakeman has been unable to fill the hole she has left in his life. Seeking to end his pain, he becomes a ghost hunter, despite never having seen a ghost. However, when his job leads him to the town of Comtosook, it becomes apparent that Ross isn't the only one haunted by the past. When he meets the mysterious Lia, who brings him to life for the first time in years, redemption seems around the corner. But the discoveries that await him are beyond anything he could dream of - in this world or the next. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder & Stoughton

Salem Falls

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
Hodder & Stoughton

Mercy

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR'We defy you not to be gripped' GlamourAs police chief of a small town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife. But was it murder, or mercy?It's a question that will divide the town as a heated murder trial blazes on, forcing them to face the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Hodder & Stoughton

Keeping Faith

Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult, and on Instagram at instagram.com/jodipicoult.

Interview

Novelicious chats to Jodi

Read the Novelicious interview with Jodi Picoult to find out the author's thoughts on a range of subjects - ideas, shopping, wolves...
Interview

Jodi in The Independent

Jodi reveals her 'secret life'.