Take a look at Jodi’s new book, The Storyteller – #1 on the New York Times list!, and #1 in the UK and Australia. Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach and they strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. What do you do when evil lives next door?
Jodi tells the story behind THE STORYTELLER - CNN radio interview (31:46)
What others are saying about The Storyteller…
“This is a powerful and riveting, sometimes gut-wrenching, read, in which the always compelling Picoult brings a fresh perspective to an oft-explored topic.”
“Picoult is no stranger to tackling difficult issues. Her latest page-turner confronts the oft-explored subject of the Holocaust with skill, starkness, and tremendous sensitivity. The characters’ stories are compelling, but the stellar storyteller here is Picoult, who braids the quartet of intersecting tales into a powerful allegory of loss, forgiveness, and the ultimate humanity of us all. Her myriad fans are in for satisfying doses of everything they’ve come to expect from her: compulsive readability, impeccable research, and a gut-wrenching Aha! of an ending.”
— STARRED REVIEW, Library Journal
My 2012 novel, LONE WOLF, looks at the intersection between medical science and moral choices.
Lone Wolf raises three thought-provoking questions:
- If we can keep people who have no hope for recovery alive artificially, should they also be allowed to die artificially?
- Does the potential to save someone else’s life with a donated organ balance the act of hastening another’s death?
- When a father’s life hangs in the balance, which sibling should get to decide his fate?
What others are saying about Lone Wolf…
“Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? ... Picoult as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Picoult’s impressive research into wolf biology, hierarchy and pack mentality ultimately forms a plausible and highly informative story. …. Picoult portrays the human world and its petty paperwork as significantly less dignified (then wolves). This is a heartbreaking story told in engaging prose.”
— IMAGE Magazine…
Between the Lines
The paperback of Between the Lines is coming in May 2013.