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    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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.

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Small Great Things

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A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.It is about opening your eyes. SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS

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Leaving Time

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Mercy

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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?

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Perfect Match

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Keeping Faith

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Lone Wolf

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Change of Heart

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From international bestseller Jodi Picoult comes this brilliantly thought-provoking novel, beautifully written and impossible to put down.June has survived what no mother should face. Twelve years ago, her husband and young daughter were murdered. For the sake of her unborn child, she managed to carry on living.But now she faces losing a second daughter. Claire has a heart defect, and unless they find a donor soon, she will die.When a match is offered, it seems like a miracle. Until June learns that the new heart will come from the man who killed Claire's sister. She thought she would do anything to keep her child alive. But how can she give her daughter the heart of a murderer?

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Second Glance

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Salem Falls

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A riveting new drama based on The Crucible, from the bestselling author of MY SISTER'S KEEPER and THE STORYTELLER.There is witchcraft at work in Salem Falls.It begins with a group of girls testing their power.It ends with an accusation that will ruin lives.Something happened in the woods that night. Who will you believe?

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House Rules

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Sing You Home

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Zoe Baxter has lost everything.Struggling to rebuild her life, the last thing she expects is to fall in love.It changes her world.Until she discovers there are those who will do anything to stop her from living her life the way that she believes.

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Harvesting the Heart

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Picoult has an uncanny knack of dreaming up moral dilemmas that you cannot ignore: you must know the resolution' Sunday ExpressPaige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home for art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past, and running away is in her blood. Emotionally exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, she knows that this time, if she runs, she must leave behind her newborn child - but could it be possible Paige's baby would be better off without her?Exploring motherhood, absence and the legacy it leaves, this is an unputdownable story from bestselling Jodi Picoult.

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Picture Perfect

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Songs of the Humpback Whale

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Plain Truth

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Nineteen Minutes

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The Pact

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My Sister's Keeper

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The MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER and major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz.Anna Fitzgerald doesn't want her sister to die. But she's sick of helping her to live.Anna was born to be a perfect genetic match for Kate, who at just two years old was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. For thirteen years, she has acted as donor to her sister. Now, Kate needs a kidney, and nobody is asking Anna how she feels about it, they're just assuming she will donate.Until the Sheriff serves the papers that will rock their family's world: Anna is suing her parents for the rights to her own body . . .

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four 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 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.

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