Jodi Picoult

 

Larger Than Life

Set in the wilds of Africa, “Larger Than Life” introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of LEAVING TIME, which goes on-sale in the US, Canada, and Australia on October 14th (4th November in the UK). Now available exclusively as an eBook.

Larger Than Life eBook

A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.

Larger Than Life is $1.99 in the US & Canada, £1.49 in the UK, and $1.99 in Australia!

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LEAVING TIME

Mark your calendar…

coming this fall to the US, Canada and the UK!

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Where There's Smoke

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

Introducing Serenity Jones and a new FREE eShort, Where There's Smoke.

Meet Serenity Jones -- one of the three narrators in LEAVING TIME, my upcoming October 2014 novel.

Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.

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THE COLOR WAR

THE COLOR WAR

—a young boy learns painful lessons about class and race at an idyllic summer camp

Check out my new short story, THE COLOR WAR —a moving story about the summer that changed a boy’s life forever. This coming of age story reveals an America where the lines between black and white, rich and poor, and insider and outsider too often divide minds and hearts and separate a child from his own sense of promise.


THE STORYTELLER

Take a look at Jodi’s 2013 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?

Thank you to all my readers who made THE STORYTELLER #1 in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ, and South Africa!




Jodi tells the story behind THE STORYTELLER
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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.”

—Booklist

“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:

  1. If we can keep people who have no hope for recovery alive artificially, should they also be allowed to die artificially?
  2. Does the potential to save someone else’s life with a donated organ balance the act of hastening another’s death?
  3. 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

Learn about – my first tween/YA novel, co-written with my daughter Samantha van Leer!

The paperback of Between the Lines is coming in May 2013.

Lone Wolf

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Your father’s been in a devastating accident. You want to take him off life support. But your sister doesn’t agree. When is it time to let go? Lone Wolf looks at the intersection between medical science and moral choices.

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? And finally, when a father’s life hangs in the balance, which sibling should get to decide his fate? More…

Sing You Home

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Sing You Home addresses gay rights, fertility, same-sex marriage, the legal ownership of embryos, love, gender, insurance, alcoholism, faith, adultery and sibling rivalry.oks at the intersection between medical science and moral choices.

Music therapist Zoe Baxter has spent ten years trying to get pregnant, and after multiple miscarriages and infertility issues, it looks like her dream is about to come true – she is seven months pregnant. But a terrible turn of events breaks apart her marriage to Max. As she picks up the pieces of her life, Zoe is surprised to find herself falling for a school counselor who happens to be a woman. More…

Take a peek…

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Take a peek at Jodi’s next book: Leaving Time. Ten years ago, Alice Metcalf was a researcher studying the reaction of elephants to grief – they are one of the few animals species that recognize and mourn for their dead, as humans do.

This is a book about the lengths we go to for those who have left us behind; about the staying power of love; and about how three broken souls might have just the right pieces to mend each other. But – you heard it here first – this book also has a fabulous twist. Maybe even bigger than My Sister’s Keeper. More…

 

The Storyteller

“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

 
 
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“a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject.”

—Publishers Weekly

Between the Lines

“Mom ... I think I have a pretty good idea for a book.”

— my daughter Sammy

 
 
Sing You Home

“Thoroughly satisfying, SING YOU HOME truly sings.”

—BOOKPAGE

Over The Moon

“The play is fast paced and full of fun... Applause, applause.”

—Kirkus