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Jodi Picoult
« on: March 08, 2007, 12:46:52 pm »
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Is anyone a fan of hers? I LOVE her books! My favorites are Salem Falls and My Sister's Keeper.

Here's a Synopsis of her new book, Nineteen Minutes:

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In this emotionally charged novel, Jodi Picoult delves beneath the surface of a small town to explore what it means to be different in our society.

In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.

Even those who were not inside the school that morning find their lives in an upheaval, including Alex Cormier. The superior court judge assigned to the Houghton case, Alex—whose daughter, Josie, witnessed the events that unfolded—must decide whether or not to step down. She’s torn between presiding over the biggest case of her career and knowing that doing so will cause an even wider chasm in her relationship with her emotionally fragile daughter. Josie, meanwhile, claims she can’t remember what happened in the last fatal minutes of Peter’s rampage. Or can she? And Peter’s parents, Lacy and Lewis Houghton, ceaselessly examine the past to see what they might have said or done to compel their son to such extremes. Nineteen Minutes also features the return of two of Jodi Picoult’s characters—defense attorney Jordan McAfee from The Pact and Salem Falls, and Patrick DuCharme, the intrepid detective introduced in Perfect Match.

Rich with psychological and social insight, Nineteen Minutes is a riveting, poignant, and thought-provoking novel that has at its center a haunting question. Do we ever really know someone?

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 10:16:33 pm »
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I read and really liked My Sister's Keeper.  I was going to read some more of her books and didn't get a chance (they were checked out of the library or I didn't have time).  I've heard good things about The Tenth Circle too and hope to get to that sometime in the next month or two.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 05:23:55 am »
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I've only read "My Sister's Keeper" and I liked that a lot. But I'm usually not such a big fan of these overly dramatic and emotional books so I haven't read any of her other work.
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