Vanishing Acts

by Jodi Picoult

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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I cannot recommend this author highly enough.  She always tackles nutty social issues, high emotional topics but refrains from being overly sentimental.  She lets the power of the plot speak for itself.  This involves the kidnapping of a daughter from her mother by her father 28 years previously.  The police have just caught up with him.  The story unfolds in sections with each having a chapter from the view point of a different character.  The result is remarkable.

Similar this month: Elizabeth Berg, Rachel Hore.
Comparison: Anita Shreve, Jane Hamilton.

Sarah Broadhurst

Vanishing Acts Synopsis

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 fiance, and a job she loves, finding 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 at her door, and her world fractures into something unrecognisable ...

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ISBN: 9781444754612
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780340962794
Publication date: 20/03/2008
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444754612
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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About Jodi Picoult

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

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