Picoult, Jodi

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A Spark of Light

Turpin's narration enhances the complex story. Picoult herself presents the author's note in which she relates the history of abortion in America, including many statistics, and concludes with her hopes for the future. ["Excellent for book clubs, this should also be considered for discussions in critical thinking and political debate": LJ 10/1/18 starred review of the Ballantine hc.]
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Small Great Things

Don't read this title, listen to it. Three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult's story of racism in contemporary America. Highly recommended. ["Recommended for Picoult fans and book clubs that don't shy away from serious discussions": LJ 9/1/16 review of the Ballantine hc.]
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Small Great Things

Recommended for Picoult fans and book clubs that don't shy away from serious discussions. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/16; 15-city tour.]
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Leaving Time

Recommended for the all libraries. ["A truly engaging read that crosses through the genres of mystery and the supernatural," read the review of the Ballantine hc, LJ 8/14.]
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Leaving Time

A truly engaging read that crosses through the genres of mystery and the supernatural. The interspersing of elephant behavior information and Alice's journal entries about her subjects provide just the right amount of parallelism. Perfect for Picoult fans and book clubs. [See "Books for the Masses," Editors' BEA Picks, LJ 7/14, p. 27.]
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My Sister's Keeper

Described by Picoult as a "Sophie's Choice for the new millennium," My Sister's Keeper was been made into a movie and is still popular with library patrons...
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Perfect Match

Picoult, as always, excels in capturing the thoughts and perspectives of a cast of characters all experiencing the same event and showing that life is seldom black and white but instead varying shades of gray. Recommended.
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The Storyteller

Picoult is no stranger to tackling difficult issues. Her latest page-turner confronts the oft-explored subject of the Holocaust with skill, starkness, and tremendous sensitivity. The characters' stories are compelling, but the stellar storyteller here is Picoult, who braids the quartet of intersecting tales into a powerful allegory of loss, forgiveness, and the ultimate humanity of us all. Her myriad fans are in for satisfying doses of everything they've come to expect from her: compulsive readability, impeccable research, and a gut-wrenching Aha! of an ending. [See Prepub Alert, 8/16/12.]
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The Storyteller

Everyone loves retired teacher and Little League coach Josef Weber, including Sage Singer, who befriends him after they start talking at the bakery where she works...

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