Vanishing Acts

by Jodi Picoult

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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 fiancé, and her own Search and Rescue bloodhound - which she uses to find missing persons. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can`t recall. Then a policeman shows up at her door, arresting her father for the kidnap of a little girl. And Delia`s past and present fracture into little pieces.

 

VANISHING ACTS is a book about the very nature and power of memory. It explores what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us, and questions who we trust to tell us the story of our lives before we are capable of remembering it ourselves.

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

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ISBN: 9780340962794
Publication date: 20th March 2008
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (b Format)
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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