Jodi Picoult

New paperback!

The #1 New York Times bestseller, Indie Next pick, with 1 million copies sold, is new available in paperback! The paperback edition includes a reading group guide and a Q&A with author Celeste Ng.

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book tour… — thank you!

2016 Small Great Things tour

A huge THANK YOU to all of my Australian, US, UK, and Canadian fans who come out to my Small Great Things tour!
  xoxo —Jodi

Small Great Things

In her highly acclaimed new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS, Jodi tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? …more

#1 SMALL GREAT THINGS debuts as #1 NYT bestseller!

SMALL GREAT THINGS is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. Frank, uncomfortably introspective and right on the day’s headlines, it will challenge her readers...The difficult self awareness is what sustains this book...forcing engaged readers to meditate on their own beliefs and actions along with these characters....It's also exciting to have a high-profile writer like Picoult take an earnest risk to expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.
Washington Post
—Audra McDonald ‏on Small Great Things and Shine
Was so honored to be a part of this. Both books are moving, gorgeous, mind blowing, and perfect. Xo

Jodi Picoult online store

Hello! I’m delighted to announce official Jodi Picoult merchandise, for those readers who want a piece of my books to stay with them — on their coffee mugs, tote bags, and tees! I’m even more delighted to announce that all proceeds from sales of apparel, accessories, drinkware, and prints will be distributed between three charities near and dear to my heart (and which have a close tie in to thematic elements in certain books of mine): St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Elephant Sanctuary, and The Trevor Project.
—Enjoy! xoxo Jodi



Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.

Today, she's married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish —echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there's something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?

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Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in Shine. It's a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things, and introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.

Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. …more

Off The Page

Following the success of Between the Lines, Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, have teamed up for their second young-adult (YA) novel, Off The Page. It's a tender and appealing romantic novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. …more

…a brilliant formula for a story.
UK Press Association

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authors Jodi Picoult and  Samantha van Leer
photo (c) 2015 by Elena Seibert

Thanks to SO MANY OF YOU for coming out to our Off The Page US and UK Tour!

  “CBS This Morning” interview May 28, 2015. Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and Charlie Rose ask Jodi and her daughter and co-author Samantha Van Leer about writing Off the Page —together.

Leaving Time

Now on sale in PAPERBACK! ... in the US, Canada and the UK

The paperback edition includes the novella “Larger than Life,” a Q&A with Jodi, and discussion questions. Book club, anyone?

A mother's love.
A daughter's search for truth.
A mystery that will not rest…

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she’s delivered her most affecting work yet —a book unlike anything she’s written before.

Jodi’s 2014 novel, Leaving Time, was released in the US, Canada, and Australia October 14, 2014, and in the UK on 4th November. Leaving Time debuted as #1 NYT bestseller on October 26, 2014. 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf is searching for her mother, Alice, an elephant researcher, who disappeared 10 years earlier after a tragic accident at their sanctuary for former circus/zoo elephants. Leaving Time explores the mother-daughter relationship and the idea that those we can't forget are never truly gone. …more

Best-selling, reliably entertaining, and thought-provoking Picoult's newest multifaceted novel is redolent with elephant lore that explores the animals' behavior when faced with death and grief, and combines a poignant tale of human loss with a perplexing crime story that delivers a powerhouse ending.


  CBS This Morning interview. Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King ask Jodi insightful questions about Leaving Time, her readers, writing and family life.

Readers can usually count on blockbuster novelist Jodi Picoult for two things. First is a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core that will keep readers enthusiastically turning the page. Second is impressive insight into any number of topical issues. From donor children and terminal illness to teen suicide and social issues like class and race, Picoult does her homework, and her main themes are thoroughly researched and engrossingly presented. With this new novel, “Leaving Time,” her fans will not be disappointed.
Boston Globe

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Catch up with Jodi…


It is estimated that there are 40 million books by Jodi Picoult in print —in 35 countries. Wondering what makes Jodi such a prolific, bestselling author? Learn more about Jodi and read her latest answers to frequently asked questions.

Meet Jodi in person at an upcoming book tour book tour! See new photos and videos and listen to podcasts on Jodi's new media page. And… always get the latest news: sign up to receive her monthly newsletter “From the Desk of Jodi Picoult”.

Cover illustration by Tim Bower

Cover illustration by Tim Bower

Jodi Picoult is ranked in "top ten" of Princeton's 25 most influential living alumni

January 5, 2018. A panel convened in October 2017 to ask the question: who among Princeton's living alumni is doing the most to shape the world of 2018? They proceeded to identify today's 25 most influential alumni. Jodi is tied at #10 with David E. Kelley (creator of the hit TV shows Big Little Lies, Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, and Jennifer Weiner (bestselling author of 12 novels including Good in Bed, All Fall Down, and In Her Shoes). She's in rare company with other influential Princetonians including #1 Jeff Bezos, #2 Robert Mueller, #6 tech guru Eric Schmidt (Google) and #8 Michelle Obama.

Jodi is honored to be included in this listing of Princeton alum to shape the world in which we live. right now.

Princeton University Class Day 2016 - Jodi Picoult '87. May 30, 2016


‘Picoult is a master in dissecting and describing the tangle of family relationships and the counterbalance of love.’
— Tampa Tribune

Flip through Jodi's books

Use your arrow keys to flip through Jodi's most recent and soon-to-be-published works. Click on a jacket and visit that book's own page.

  • The Storyteller
  • Larger Than Life
  • Leaving Time
  • Small Great Things
  • Off the Page
  • Where Theres Smoke
  • The Color War

Published novels: 1992-present

Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister's Keeper (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006), Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008), Handle With Care (2009), House Rules (2010), Sing You Home (2011), Lone Wolf (2012), The Storyteller (2013), Leaving Time (2014), and the YA novels Between The Lines (2012), and Off The Page (2015), co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer. Her last nine novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Her highly acclaimed new novel, Small Great Things (2016), addresses the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.