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The Storyteller

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A strong tale of an unlikely friendship between a young woman and an old man. He has a secret that is so dark he does finally want to end his life. This author is first-rate and here tackles perhaps her most difficult of issues so far … the Holocaust. Full of different stories which intertwine, twists which leave you stunned and an unexpected climax, this is a must read.

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Synopsis

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her emotion into the beautiful bread she bakes. But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet man old enough to be her grandfather, 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. Caught between Josef's search for redemption and her shattered illusions, Sage turns to her family history and her own life for answers. As she uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between betrayal and forgiveness, love and revenge. And ask herself the most difficult question she has ever faced - can murder ever be justice? Or mercy? Want to see your name in the next Jodi Picoult novel THE STORYTELLER? Find out how http://on.fb.me/P9X6q9

Reviews

‘What a story. Like a tapestry with different threads finally weaving themselves into a finished picture.’
Crusoe’s book group, Leigh-on-Sea

‘Wow! What a fantastic read! From the very first page this book is gripping, absorbing and draws the reader in . . . seamless and so well written . . . Loved it, loved it, loved it!’
Methil Library reading group

‘Beautifully written, compelling fiction. I couldn't put it down. I'm now bereft!’
Ros, Burway Books, Shropshire

‘[I] cannot remember being so moved before, and this by a work of fiction.’
Crusoe’s book group, Leigh-on-Sea

‘The three strands of the story were cleverly interwoven to create a gripping, often harrowing read . . . the richness of the language evoked all of the senses’
Wimbledon Library reading group

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

26th March 2013

Author

Jodi Picoult

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback

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Relationship Stories
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ISBN

9781444766639

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