£8.99 saving £1.80 (20%)
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
Sarah Broadhurst's view...
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.
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
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.
ReviewsPicoult takes a red-hot topic and turns it into a gripping and thought-provoking novel Woman & Home The punch of a populist thriller Elle Enthralling Heat
About the Author
Publication date20th March 2008
More books by Jodi Picoult
Author 'Like for Like'
Author's Facebook Latest
PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
FormatPaperback (b Format)
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.Helen Clark
I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!Judi Davies
I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.Sally Doel
Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.Susan Walsh
Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.Ian Harvey-brown
Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!Kate Thurston
If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.Lynne Rapson
I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.Magda North