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The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  

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.

If you like Jodi Picoult you might also like to read books by Maggie O'farrell, Alice Hoffman and Elizabeth Berg.

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Synopsis

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

For seventy years, Josef Weber has been hiding in plain sight. He is a pillar of his local community. He is also a murderer.

When Josef decides to confess, it is to Sage Singer, a young woman who trusts him as her friend. What she hears shatters everything she thought she knew and believed. As Sage uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between terror and mercy, betrayal and forgiveness, love - and revenge.

Reviews

'The first person accounts about what happened in the Holocaust are absolutely harrowing ... there are descriptive passages that make you catch your breath' - Sunday Express

'Jodi Picoult's new book will leave you thinking about its story for a long time ... it is an emotional and compelling tale' - Sun

'If you think you know Jodi Picoult, her latest novel will make you think again ... a powerful and unexpected climax' - Good Housekeeping

'Another great read' - Cosmopolitan

'A beautifully woven story ... the humour and characters wrap themselves around you, daring you to stop reading' - My Weekly

'Simply stunning Image magazine A very humanist affirmation of the power of stories to allow people to move forward, even if they should never forget' - The Lady

'Themes of guilt, forgiveness and justice predominate and are sharpened by the belief that forgiveness can only be asked for, and given, by those who have been harmed' - WI Life

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

2nd January 2014

Author

Jodi Picoult

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444766660

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