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Jodi Picoult - Author

About the Author

Jodi Picoult was our Guest Editor in January 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, 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 three children.

Author Photograph © Deborah Feingold

Featured books by Jodi Picoult

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Luke Warren would sleep in the dirt if it meant he could be under the stars. He lives by the laws of nature, and would surely want to die that way. But Luke is in a coma, and his family must make an unbearable decision. As tensions and secrets rise to the surface, the tragic accident which brought them back together against the odds could well tear Luke's family apart forever. They know Luke would not want to live like this. But how can they choose to let him die?

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2012

When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident which leaves him in a coma, his family are gathered together against the odds; they face an impossible dilemma. His daughter Cara is praying for a miracle: she will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life. His son Edward can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. But Edward hasn't spoken to Luke for six years. How can he dare to speak on his father's behalf? Somehow, they must choose: Do they keep Luke alive? Or do they let him go?

Other books by Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author

A Spark of Light the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

The stunning and urgent new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things. 'An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.' Red The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point. And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.

A Spark of Light the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author

A Spark of Light the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The stunning and urgent new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things. 'An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.' Red The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point. And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.

House Rules

House Rules

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

The astonishing novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a young boy with autism falsely accused of murder. When your son can't look you in the eye...does that mean he's guilty? Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's Syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subjectforensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right. But when Jacob's small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob's behaviors are hallmark Asperger's, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob's mother, Emma, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it's another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

Mermaid

Mermaid

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

Theres always more beneath the surface.Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.Today, shes married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanishechoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses theres something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoults Mermaid is a spellbinding short story about the sacrifice it takes to swim again.

Small Great Things The bestselling novel you won't want to miss

Small Great Things The bestselling novel you won't want to miss

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

'It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes' Financial Times When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not. Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

Handle with Care

Handle with Care

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2016

When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastatedshe will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, ';Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance' (Stephen King). Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of ';luckier' parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it's all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She's smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health. Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow's illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life? Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

Bis ans Ende aller Tage

Bis ans Ende aller Tage

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Die Golds und die Hartes sind Nachbarn in einer wohlhabenden Stadt in New Hampshire und seit vielen Jahren eng befreundet. Ihre Kinder Chris und Emily wachsen miteinander auf. Von Kindesbeinen an sind sie unzertrennlich, bis sich diese innige Freundschaft in der Highschool in eine romantische Liebe verwandelt. Die Eltern sind zufrieden, da sie mit dieser Verbindung gerechnet haben. Doch dann bricht eine vollig unerwartete Tragodie uber sie herein, die das Gluck von Chris und Emily zerstort ...

Small Great Things

Small Great Things

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner fromJodi Picoult.SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ';[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.'Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her familyespecially her teenage sonas the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about othersand themselvesmight be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassionand doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.Praise for Small Great Things';Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.'The Washington Post ';A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.'San Francisco Book Review

Die Wahrheit der letzten Stunde

Die Wahrheit der letzten Stunde

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

Die Ehe von Mariah und Colin White ist gescheitert. Ihre siebenjahrige Tochter Faith reagiert zunachst mit Schweigen, beginnt aber bald mit einer unsichtbaren Beschutzerin zu reden. Als Faith ubersinnliche Fahigkeiten entwickelt, geraten Mutter und Tochter ins Zentrum eines aufdringlichen Medieninteresses. Nur Ian kommt ihnen zur Hilfe, ein gewiefter Reporter, der sich jedoch Hals uber Kopf in Mariah verliebt, was die Dinge nicht einfacher macht ... Eine meisterhaft erzahlte Geschichte uber Wahrheit und Zweifel.

Shine

Shine

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2016

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In Shine, the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and The Storyteller introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see the colour of her skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself-in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. This original SHORT STORY by Jodi Picoult includes a sneak peek of her forthcoming novel Small Great Things.

Shine (Short Story)

Shine (Short Story)

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In ';Shine,' the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herselfin hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult ';Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.'Stephen King ';It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.'Financial Times ';Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.'The Boston Globe ';Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.'Associated Press

Shine (Short Story)

Shine (Short Story)

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In ';Shine,' the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herselfin hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult ';Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.'Stephen King ';It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.'Financial Times ';Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.'The Boston Globe ';Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.'Associated PressFrom the eBook edition.

Off the Page

Off the Page

Author: Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

An enchanting YA novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, co-written with her teenage daughter. Meant for each other . . . Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. It's a miracle that seems perfect at first - but there are complications. To exist in Delilah's world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver's role in the pages of Delilah's favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. In this multilayered universe, the line between what's on the page and what's possible is blurred. Is there a way for everyone to live happily ever after? OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as the sequel to the authors' bestseller BETWEEN THE LINES, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending.

Leaving Time

Leaving Time

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that ';not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us' (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new book, she has delivered her most affecting novel yetand one unlike anything she's written before.For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing personsonly to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers.As Jenna's memories dovetail with the events in her mother's journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.';The Elephant' from NATURAL HISTORY by Dan Chiasson, copyright 2005 by Dan Chiasson. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved.Praise for Jodi Picoult';Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.'Stephen King';It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.'Financial Times';Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.'The Boston Globe';Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.'Associated Press

Where There's Smoke (Short Story) and Larger Than Life (Novella)

Where There's Smoke (Short Story) and Larger Than Life (Novella)

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

Where There's Smoke:Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who ';writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships' (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel,Leaving Time.Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damageto both her reputation and her showSerenity finds that pride comes at a high price.Larger Than Life:From Jodi Picoult, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe StorytellerandMy Sister's Keeper,comes a gripping and beautifully written novella. Set in the wilds of Africa,Larger Than Lifeintroduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult's anticipated new novel,Leaving Time.A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calfthe mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitatwhile following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.

Larger Than Life (Novella)

Larger Than Life (Novella)

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2014

From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult's anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calfthe mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitatwhile following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love. Praise for Jodi Picoult ';Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.'The Boston Globe ';Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.'Entertainment Weekly ';Jodi Picoult's novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.'Los Angeles Times

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2014

From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2014

Alice Metcalf is unlucky in love and was fired from her last job. She is on a tenuous footing in her current one, and has just received the worst news of her life. But when she comes across a family of elephants, killed for their ivory, she can't abandon the surviving calf. Trying to hide a hundred-pound baby elephant in her camp may be difficult, but Alice is ready to break all the rules to save the one life she can.A haunting, beautifully told prequel to Jodi's upcoming novel Leaving Time.Bonus content - includes the first chapter of Jodi Picoult's next bestseller Leaving Time. Leaving Time will be published in October 2014. Available for pre-order now!

Where There's Smoke: A Short Story

Where There's Smoke: A Short Story

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2014

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who ';writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships' (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time. Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damageto both her reputation and her showSerenity finds that pride comes at a high price. Praise for Jodi Picoult ';Picoult is a rare writer who delivers, book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.'Entertainment Weekly ';Picoult is a solid, lively storyteller.'The New York Times ';If Picoult were a general, she would be Patton; if a sports franchise, the New York Yankees; if a natural phenomenon, the sunrise.'Tampa Tribune

Where There's Smoke

Where There's Smoke

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2014

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is 'a master of her craft' (Daily Telegraph) who writes 'elegant, spare prose with the punch of a populist thriller' (Elle). In this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time.Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have died. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts.When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage - to both her reputation and her show - Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.

Where There's Smoke

Where There's Smoke

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2014

Serenity Jones has it all - a chateau in France, Louboutin shoes, invitations to A-list parties and a wildly successful talk-show with a three year waiting list of people dying to come on. Which doesn't include those who are already dead. Because Serenity also has a gift. She can see and hear people who have died, and this talent has taken her from living on Campbell's soup to being the psychic to the stars. And even though she's got a pyromaniac poltergeist following her around, and a Senator with a missing child, Serenity's got her sights set on an Emmy. Be careful what you wish for.Features a sample chapter of Jodi Picoult's bestseller LEAVING TIME.

Handle with Care

Handle with Care

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Superb, many stranded and grimly topical' The Times Five years ago, Charlotte O'Keefe had everything she could want: a loving husband, a wonderful daughter and another child on the way. But when Willow was born with brittle bone disease, this perfect life shattered before her eyes. Now, as the years have gone by and the costs to care for Willow have mounted up, the family has begun to falter under the pressure of caring for their sick child. In Charlotte's eyes, only one person could have stopped this from happening: Piper, her obstetrician and best friend, who didn't advise Charlotte that she might want to terminate the pregnancy. Now, as she stands in court, she must defend the unthinkable. That she would have chosen for her daughter to not be born. International bestselling author Jodi Picoult explores the complexities of a mother's love in this topical and emotional bestseller. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2013

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER When Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, her life starts to fall apart. And when her daughter, Faith, begins to confide in an imaginary friend, Mariah's own brush with insanity starts to take on a darker meaning. Then Faith appears to start performing miracles, and all at once the situation is spiralling beyond Mariah's control. Is Faith truly seeing God? Or is she just a troubled young girl seeking refuge from her parents' divorce? When it comes to matters of faith, it's hard to know who to believe . . . Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Mercy

Mercy

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2013

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'We defy you not to be gripped' Glamour As police chief of a small town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife. But was it murder, or mercy? It's a question that will divide the town as a heated murder trial blazes on, forcing them to face the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another? Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Luke Warren would sleep in the dirt if it meant he could be under the stars. He lives by the laws of nature, and would surely want to die that way. But Luke is in a coma, and his family must make an unbearable decision. As tensions and secrets rise to the surface, the tragic accident which brought them back together against the odds could well tear Luke's family apart forever. They know Luke would not want to live like this. But how can they choose to let him die?

House Rules

House Rules

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A national favourite . . . touching and emotive' Sunday Express Emma Hunt has spent fifteen years raising her two sons Theo and Jacob on her own, and has created what she sees to be a happy and stable life for them, despite the challenges of Jacob's Asperger's syndrome. Jacob's behaviour has sometimes frustrated Emma, but she has never doubted her son's good heart. Yet when his tutor is found dead, suspicion begins to surround Jacob and the Hunt family, who have never fitted in. Now, as more and more evidence links Jacob to the crime, Emma is determined to prove her son's innocence. Can she believe in it? Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Picoult is a master manipulator, weaving gripping, dramatic plotlines. We defy you not to be gripped.' Glamour A woman is found in a graveyard in Los Angeles, unable to remember anything about herself or her life. No one is more surprised than she when her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading film star. Bewildered by the perfect life that has been suddenly thrust upon her, Cassie finds herself living a dream. But there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous facade - and it is only as her memory gradually returns that it will all come crumbling down . . . Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Songs of the Humpback Whale

Songs of the Humpback Whale

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

The beautiful debut novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult. The first time Jane Jones tried to leave her husband, her daughter almost got killed. This time, she's going to do it right. Taking Rebecca with her, Jane seeks the only place of safety she knows. But Rebecca isn't a little girl any longer, and there are some things Jane cannot save her from, however far she runs . . . Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Plain Truth

Plain Truth

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong.' Washington Post Katie Fisher is Amish. For eighteen years, she has grown up in a community set apart from the modern world by lifestyle and belief. It is a community fiercely protective of its way of life. To turn your back on it is to lose everything - your church, your home, and your family. So in the middle of the night when the baby comes, Katie does the only thing she knows how to do in times of stress: she prays. Exhausted, she falls asleep. When she wakes, the child is gone. Her prayer has been answered. But faith alone cannot help when the baby's body is found. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Nineteen Minutes

Nineteen Minutes

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Incredibly thought-provoking Sun After years of cruel bullying from his classmates, Peter Houghton snaps one morning, and in nineteen minutes, ten residents of the town of Sterling are dead. When the case goes to trial, the reeling town is determined to seek justice for the innocents Peter killed. But as the trial unfolds, Peter's testimony casts light on the terrible role the residents of Sterling have played in turning a sweet, loving boy into a killer, and it isn't long before Sterling's illusions of innocence find themselves shattered forever. . . Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2013

Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet old man 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 -

Jodi Picoult Collection #4

Jodi Picoult Collection #4

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Change of HeartOne moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Handle with CareEmotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it. House RulesJacob Hunt is a teen with Aspergers syndrome. Hes hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subjectforensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and hes always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And hes usually right. So Jacobs small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacobs behaviors are hallmark Aspergers, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight.

Jodi Picoult Collection #3

Jodi Picoult Collection #3

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Vanishing Acts 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 Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it. The Tenth CircleFourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's lifea straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her familyand herselfseems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter. Nineteen MinutesSterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happensuntil the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the states best witness, but she cant remember what happened before her very own eyesor can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show destroying the closest of friendships and families.

Jodi Picoult Collection #1

Jodi Picoult Collection #1

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Songs of the Humpback WhaleFor years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter for a cross-country odyssey. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continentand find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes. Plain TruthThe 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 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 collideand for the first time, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "e;plain,"e; Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep withinto confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life. Salem FallsA handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secretsand they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

Jodi Picoult Collection #2

Jodi Picoult Collection #2

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Perfect MatchIn the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her sonno matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice. Second GlanceSecond Glance, an eerie and engrossing work, delves into a virtually unknown chapter of American historyVermont's eugenics project of the 1920s and 30sto provide a compelling study of the things that come back to haunt usliterally and figuratively. Do we love across time, or in spite of it? My Sister's KeeperMy Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.

Neunzehn Minuten

Neunzehn Minuten

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2012

In 19 Minuten kann man das Gras in seinem Vorgarten mahen, die Haare farben oder einen Kuchen backen. Man kann die Wasche fur eine funfkopfige Familie falten. 19 Minuten kostet es, von der Grenze zu Vermont nach Sterling, New Hampshire, zu fahren. In 19 Minuten kann man die Welt zum Stillstand bringen oder einfach aus ihr herausfallen. 19 Minuten kostet es, Rache zu nehmen. Das hat der 17-jahrige Peter Houghton getan. Noch wei niemand in Sterling, wofur, doch mit diesem unaussprechlichen Akt der Gewalt ist die Welt des kleinen Ortes fur immer aus den Angeln gehoben. Josie Cormier, die Tochter der Richterin, hat das Massaker an der Schule uberlebt. Sie ware die beste Zeugin. Aber sie kann sich nicht erinnern, was geschehen ist.

Das Herz ihrer Tochter

Das Herz ihrer Tochter

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2012

June Nealon war eine gluckliche Frau. Bis Shay Bourne in einem einzigen Augenblick ihrem Gluck ein Ende bereitete. Fur den Mord an ihrem Mann und ihrer ersten Tochter erwartet Bourne nun die Todesstrafe. Doch mit einer ungeheuerlichen Tat will er das Leben ihrer zweiten Tochter retten und alles wieder gutmachen.

Auf den zweiten Blick

Auf den zweiten Blick

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2012

Der Polizist Will liest in Los Angeles eine junge Frau auf, die nicht wei, wer sie ist. Er hilft ihr und versucht, ihre Identitat herauszufinden. Bald meldet sich Alex Rivers, der beruhmte Schauspieler, und identifiziert sie als seine schwangere Frau Cassie. Als er ihr den liebevollen Ehemann vorspielt, kehren in ihr bedrohliche Erinnerungen an die Beziehung mit ihm zuruck ...

In einer regnerischen Nacht

In einer regnerischen Nacht

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2012

Cameron und Allie MacDonald fuhren eine gluckliche Ehe - bis zu dem Tag, als Camerons Cousin seine von Schmerzen gepeinigte todkranke Frau umbringt. Ein Mord aus Liebe und auf Verlangen. Doch Cameron vertritt als ortlicher Polizeichef das Gesetz und verhaftet Jamie. Seine Frau Allie dagegen billigt Jamies Tat, und so geht schlielich ihre Ehe zu Bruch. Erst im Gerichtssaal sehen sie sich wieder: Als Camerons Cousin freigesprochen wird, stellt sich fur das Paar die Frage, ob es noch einen Neuanfang geben kann.

Leaving Home

Leaving Home

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

Leaving Home brings together three previously published short pieces, each dealing with a variation on the theme of leaving home. The first, Weights and Measures, deals with the tragic loss of a child; the second is a nonfiction letter Picoult wrote to her eldest son as he left for college; and Ritz tells the story of a mother who takes the vacation all mothers need sometime.It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong. The Washington Post

Zeit der Gespenster

Zeit der Gespenster

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Ross Wakeman wunscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als zu sterben: Nachdem er mit ansehen musste, wie seine groe Liebe bei einem Unfall ums Leben kam, versucht er, ihr in den Tod zu folgen - vergeblich. Dann riskiert er einen anderen Weg, um mit Aimee Kontakt aufzunehmen. Er widmet sich der Geistersuche, immer in der Hoffnung, seine Frau wiederzufinden. Doch dabei stort er nicht nur die Ruhe der Verstorbenen, sondern auch die Geister seiner eigenen Vergangenheit.Mit einem Interview mit Jodi Picoult

Beim Leben meiner Schwester

Beim Leben meiner Schwester

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Ohne ihre Schwester Anna kann Kate Fitzgerald nicht leben: Sie hat Leukamie. Doch eines Tages weigert sich die 13-jahrige Anna, weiterhin Knochenmark fur ihre todkranke Schwester zu spenden ... Jodi Picoults so brisanter wie aufruttelnder Roman uber den Wert des Menschen wird niemanden kaltlassen.

Die Macht des Zweifels

Die Macht des Zweifels

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Die erfolgreiche Staatsanwaltin Nina Frost hat uber 200 Falle von Kindesmissbrauch verhandelt. Dennoch gerat sie vollig aus der Fassung, als sie erfahrt, dass ihr eigener Sohn, Nathaniel, missbraucht worden ist. Als es zum Prozess kommt, geschieht ein todliches Ungluck - und das bisherige Leben von Nina Frost und ihrer Familie droht fur immer voruber zu sein ...

Die einzige Wahrheit

Die einzige Wahrheit

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Tiefe Verzweiflung erfasst die junge Katie. Doch in der kleinen Amisch-Gemeinde von Lancaster County kann sie niemandem ihr Geheimnis anvertrauen. Deshalb betet sie zu Gott, dass das hilflose Bundel vor ihr im Stroh fur immer aus ihrem Leben verschwinden moge - und steht wenig spater unter Mordverdacht. Vor dem faszinierenden Hintergrund der Lebenswelt einer Amisch-Gemeinde erzahlt Jodi Picoult von Liebe und Tod, Verrat und bewegender Treue: ein meisterhafter psychologischer Thriller und die Geschichte einer mitreienden Freundschaft zweier ungewohnlicher Frauen.

Die Hexenjagd von Salem Falls

Die Hexenjagd von Salem Falls

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Nichts erinnert mehr in Salem Falls an die beruchtigten Hexenjagden, die dort einst Angst und Schrecken verbreiteten. Als es Jack St. Bride in dieses neuenglische Provinzstadtchen verschlagt, mochte er nur eines - seine eigene Vergangenheit fur immer begraben. Im Cafe von Addie Peabody findet er Arbeit, und schon bald wird Jack unentbehrlich in Addies Laden - eine ungewohnliche Liebesgeschichte beginnt. Doch dann erscheint die junge Gillian, der ubersinnliche Krafte nachgesagt werden. Mit ihr kehren die dunklen Schatten aus Jacks fruherem Leben zuruck, und in Jodi Picoults packendem Psychothriller setzt eine moderne Hexenjagd ein ...

Die Wahrheit meines Vaters

Die Wahrheit meines Vaters

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2011

Delia Hopkins verbrachte eine gluckliche Kindheit, daran bestand bisher nie ein Zweifel. Doch als eines Tages die Polizei ein schreckliches Geheimnis uber ihre Familie offenbart, holt eine Vergangenheit Delia ein, von der sie nicht einmal wusste, dass es sie gab ... Jodi Picoult erzahlt die zutiefst beruhrende Geschichte einer Frau, und es gelingt ihr, den Wert der Erinnerung und der Liebe fuhlbar zu machen.

Schuldig

Schuldig

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2011

Die 14-jahrige Trixi ist Daniels Augenstern. Er liebt seine Tochter mehr als sich selbst. Der freiberufliche Comiczeichner schafft fur Trixi eine Welt voller Heldengeschichten, wahrend seine Frau Laura an der Universitat Karriere macht. Wie bruchig aber das Gluck der Familie ist, wird ihm nur allzu bald klar: Trixi kommt eines Abends vollkommen aufgelost nach Hause. Die unschuldige Liebe ihres Freundes Jason hat sich in rohe Gewalt verwandelt. Wenig spater stirbt der Junge unter mysteriosen Umstanden, Trixi flieht vor den Konsequenzen der Ereignisse nach Alaska. An einen Ort, der ihrem Vater sehr vertraut ist. Endlich muss er sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und macht seiner Frau ein erschutterndes Gestandnis ...

Harvesting the Heart

Harvesting the Heart

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2010

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her next step would have been unthinkable before her doubts about her maternal ability crept into her mind. Is it possible Paige's baby would be better off without her?

Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2010

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/10/2009

A woman is found in a Los Angeles graveyard, unable to remember anything about herself or her life. No one is more surprised than she when, days later, her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading superstar, Alex Rivers. Cassie Barrett begins to remember bits about her life: her passion for her career as an anthropologist, the whirlwind romance on location in Africa, her childhood. But she senses there is something troubling in this perfect life that she can't remember; and then, when she sees a pregnancy test, it all comes flooding back - and once again, Cassie feels there is no alternative but escape... Abridged

Change of Heart

Change of Heart

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2009

June's first husband was killed in a car crash. Against all the odds, her daughter was uninjured and, in another miracle, June found love again with the policeman who rescued them. Six years on they are a happy family, June pregnant with their own child. But now June's second daughter is dying without the new heart she so urgently needs. And her first daughter, along with her husband, is dead, killed by Shay Bourne, an itinerant workman they welcomed into their home. The crime was so heinous that Shay has been given the death penalty for the first time in 69 years in New Hampshire. Shay is going to die, and he is looking for redemption. He wants to give June's daughter his heart . . .

Harvesting the Heart

Harvesting the Heart

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2008

Jodi Picoult's Captivating Second NovelFrom the New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper, Lone Wolf, and the forthcoming The Storyteller, Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence, and shameful memories of her past, make her doubt both her maternal ability and her sense of self worth. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters and explores issues and emotions readers can relate to.';A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.' Richmond Times-Dispatch ';Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to the lucky reader.' The New York Times Book Review

The Pact

The Pact

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2006

For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty. Parents and children alike are best friends - so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born. When the midnight calls come in from the hospital, no one is prepared for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head as part of an apparent suicide pact. The gun holds a single unspent bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself, but a local detective has doubts. And the Hartes and Golds, in a single terrifying moment, must face every parent's worst fear: do we ever really know our children at all?

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

Author: Jodi Picoult Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2006

For the second time in her marriage, Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, and Faith, their seven-year-old daughter, witnesses every painful minute. In the aftermath of a sudden divorce, Mariah struggles with depression and Faith begins to confide in an imaginary friend. At first, Mariah dismisses these exchanges as a child's imagination. But when Faith starts reciting passages from the Bible, develops stigmata, and begins to perform miraculous healings, Mariah wonders if her daughter - a girl with no religious background - might indeed be seeing God. As word spreads and controversy heightens, Mariah and Faith are besieged by believers and disbelievers alike, caught in a media circus that threatens what little stability they have left. What are you willing to believe? Is Faith a prophet or a troubled little girl? Is Mariah a good mother facing an impossible crisis - or a charlatan using her daughter to reclaim the attention her unfaithful husband withheld?