Harvesting the Heart
By Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult explores the demands of having a family on a new mother in this gripping bestseller.
THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
'Picoult has an uncanny knack of dreaming up moral dilemmas that you cannot ignore: you must know the resolution' Sunday Express
Paige 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.
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. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
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14 Oct 2010
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Hodder & Stoughton
Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in this lush second novel — New York Times
Picoult is at her best when she is writing about motherhood — New York Daily News
Picoult tackles this moral dilemma with honest conviction and beautifully written prose — Good Housekeeping
Jodi Picoult's novels often focus on lives turned upside down by some terrible event, and it's her way with the small emotional detail that makes them so rewarding — Marie Claire