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Vanishing Acts

By Jodi Picoult

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When is it right to steal a child from her mother? Jodi Picoult's explosive and emotive Sunday Times bestseller.

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 her own Search and Rescue bloodhound - which she uses to find missing persons. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. Then a policeman shows up at her door, arresting her father for the kidnap of a little girl. And Delia's past and present fracture into little pieces.

VANISHING ACTS is a book about the very nature and power of memory. It explores what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us, and questions who we trust to tell us the story of our lives before we are capable of remembering it ourselves.

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  • ISBN: 9780340962794
  • Publication date: 20 Mar 2008
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Picoult takes a red-hot topic and turns it into a gripping and thought-provoking novel — Woman & Home
The punch of a populist thriller — Elle
Enthralling — Heat
Picoult takes a red-hot topic and turns it into a gripping and thought-provoking novel
The punch of a populist thriller
Enthralling
She is the master of her craft . . . and humanity is what Picoult does best
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