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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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A Spark of Light

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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.

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Small Great Things

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Leaving Time

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'An addictive read packed with twists and turns' Closer Ten 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. Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult returns to themes about love and loss, and just how far we would go for the ones we love in this addictive bestseller. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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Off the Page

Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
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Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer

An enchanting YA novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, co-written with her daughter.Meant for each other . . . Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It's a miracle that seems perfect at first - but there are complications. To exist in Delilah's world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver's role in the pages of Delilah's favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. In this multilayered universe, the line between what's on the page and what's possible is blurred. Is there a way for everyone to live happily ever after? OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as the sequel to the authors' bestseller BETWEEN THE LINES, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending.*Featuring an augmented reality cover which readers can bring to life using the Zappar app to see Oliver and Delilah come off the page!*

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Change of Heart

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'True to form, Picoult keeps you guessing to the end in this morality tale . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller' Sunday ExpressWith one terrible, senseless act, Shay Bourne transformed the life of the Nealon family forever, leaving June Nealon widowed and alone to care for her daughter Claire.Now, as he sits on death row, Shay has one final request. He wishes to donate his heart to Claire and save the young girl's life. To June, accepting such an offer would mean allowing Shay to stay with them forever.But refusing means risking the life of the only person she has left.From internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes this brilliantly thought-provoking novel, beautifully written and impossible to put down.Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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House Rules

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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!

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Picture Perfect

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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!

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Plain Truth

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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!

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Nineteen Minutes

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My Sister's Keeper

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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!

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Harvesting the Heart

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Handle with Care

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Songs of the Humpback Whale

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Salem Falls

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Gripping - you'll be riveted by this multi-layered tale of small-town intrigue.' GlamourTall and handsome, Jack St. Bride has everything going for him, until a string of lies resulting from a student's crush leaves his reputation in tatters and forces him to leave his hometown. Arriving in the town of Salem Falls, he is ready to seize the chance of a new life, until the malicious interest of a group of bored teenage girls drag him back into the same situation he was forced to flee from. Jack knows he's innocent. But in a small town, even the best-hidden secrets have a way of coming to light. . .Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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Mercy

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Vanishing Acts

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Second Glance

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The Pact

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Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult returns with the deeply moving THE PACT.When Chris wakes up in hospital, Emily is the first person he asks for. She is the love of his life. But Emily is dead, and Chris is the sole witness to what happened in the park that night.He claims it was a suicide pact: they were both meant to die.Then the investigation turns up motive for murder, and there is only one suspect . . .(P)2006 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

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Keeping Faith

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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.

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