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    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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The Storyteller

By Jodi Picoult
Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult combines topical moral issues and emotional human drama with the page-turning compulsion of a thriller.

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?

With characters that hook the reader into their stories, a well-researched and thought-provoking plot, and an acute eye for detail, this is a novel that deals with big issues: good and evil, forgiveness and redemption, love and justice. I read it in two long sittings, desperate to know the outcome.The bestselling novelist returns with another thought-provoking tale, here tackling the issues of retribution and euthanasia. Centring on the unlikely friendship between a young woman and an elderly retired teacher - and the dark secrets that compel him to seek an end to his life - it's the twistiest of page turners. You'll be gripped from start to finish.GrippingA beautifully woven story...the humour and characters wrap themselves around you, daring you to stop readingAnother great readJodi Picoult's new book will leave you thinking about its story for a long time . . . it is an emotional and compelling taleIf you think you know Jodi Picoult, her latest novel will make you think again . . . a powerful and unexpected climaxThe first person accounts about what happened in the Holocaust are absolutely harrowing . . . there are descriptive passages that make you catch your breathSimply stunningI will start by saying that it is very difficult for me to review this book - I often find it difficult to review my favourite books as I find it hard to truly express how much I enjoyed them. From the first page, I knew that THE STORYTELLER would become one of my all time favourites. Jodi Picoult is definitely a favourite author of mine, yet she still manages to blow me away every single time I pick up one of her books. This one was no different.Never has a work of fiction seemed so realistic to me, all of the different stories magnificently intertwined to create a book which is truly on a new level. There are certain books that leave you bereft knowing that there is no more story to tell and this is one of them.Beautifully written, compelling fiction. I couldn't put it down. I'm now bereft!Picoult back to her best . . . hard to put down. This book lingers with you after you've finished . . . It has compassion, anger, and a small touch of happily ever after that doesn't destroy the realism of the main events. If you can stomach a story based in the horrors of Nazi concentration camps then read THE STORYTELLER. It's worth the time you'll spend lost in its pages.Impossible to put down . . . This is a story that not only pulls at your heart strings but thrusts you into a world of fantasy and monsters, in the most real sense.I've read most of Jodi Picoult's novels and this has to be one of the best.The three strands of the story were cleverly interwoven to create a gripping, often harrowing read . . . the richness of the language evoked all of the sensesWow! What a fantastic read! From the very first page this book is gripping, absorbing and draws the reader in . . . Loved it, loved it, loved it!A very humanist affirmation of the power of stories to allow people to move forward, even if they should never forgetThemes of guilt, forgiveness and justice predominate and are sharpened by the belief that forgiveness can only be asked for, and given, by those who have been harmedNever afraid of the big themes, Picoult's book is all about guilt, redemption and being true to oneself.A romance-cum-issues-based page-turner dealing in history, its evils and the possibility of forgiveness and transformation, this is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in Auschwitz.Picoult is an expert at keeping you turning the pagesThe tone is sombre, but this meticulously researched novel is well worth the effortJodi 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.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
From the Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an enchanting fairy tale, 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 book

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.
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My Sister's Keeper

By Jodi Picoult
Picoult's million-copy bestseller, on which the heartwrenching film starring Cameron Diaz is based, is impossible to put down before you reach the final page.'A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion.'

The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins.

And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.'Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it.Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues'Picoult, once again, grabs a razor-sharp issue and uses her brilliantly intricate pen to expose all the shades of grey with PERFECTION.'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 KEEPING FAITH, THE PACT, and MERCY. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.Jodi Picoult's three most recent paperbacks - KEEPING FAITH, THE TENTH CIRCLE and MERCY - were all Number One bestsellers, published within one record-breaking year.Jodi Picoult is an incredible success story. She catapulted into the public eye following the success of MY SISTER'S KEEPER, a Richard and Judy winner, and has sold 3.9 million books through Bookscan.Jodi is the biggest-selling women's fiction writer in the UK.Part of a brand new, ground-breaking look for Jodi Picoult - the result of a 6-month long consumer research project. The full backlist is being repackaged.
Brilliant...bittersweet, thought-provoking and poignant.

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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. 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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Perfect Match

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Leaving Time

Jodi Picoult

Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing.Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants. Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective - and a psychic.Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night.In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl's determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and life-changing it might be.

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Keeping Faith

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The Pact

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Mercy

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House Rules

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Salem Falls

Jodi Picoult

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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Second Glance

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Change of Heart

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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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Songs of the Humpback Whale

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My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

"A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion."The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins. And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.

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Harvesting the Heart

Jodi Picoult

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. Now, having run away from her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence, and shameful memories of her past, make her doubt her ability as a mother and her own self-worth.

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Plain Truth

Jodi Picoult

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life.When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide - and, for the first time in her high profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep into the world of those who live 'plain', Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms.As she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within - to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past comes back into her life.

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Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult

Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens until a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting, changing the lives of everyone inside and out. The daughter of the judge sitting on the case is the states best witness but she cant remember what happened in front of her own eyes. Or can she?

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Lone Wolf

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Sing You Home

Jodi Picoult

Zoe Baxter has spent ten years trying to get pregnant, and just when she's about to get her heart's desire, tragedy destroys her world. In the aftermath of loss and divorce, she throws herself into her career as a music therapist. Working with Vanessa, she finds their relationship moving from business, to friendship, and then - to Zoe's surprise - blossoming into love. When Zoe allows herself to start thinking of children again, she remembers that there are still frozen embryos that she and her husband never used.But Max, having sought peace at the bottom of a bottle, has found redemption in an evangelical church, and Zoe needs his permission to take his unborn child . . .SING YOU HOME is accompanied by a soundtrack of original songs created for the novel by Jodi Picoult and Ellen Wilber.

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The Tenth Circle

Jodi Picoult

Trixie Stone only goes to the party that night to get her boyfriend back.By morning, Trixie is under police protection and Jason, her ex, has been arrested on suspicion of date rape.There are no witnesses. The physical evidence is inconclusive. It is her word against his.Who is telling the truth?

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Vanishing Acts

Jodi Picoult

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fianc?, and a job she loves, finding missing persons.But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks at her door, and her world fractures into something unrecognisable . . .

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Handle with Care

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