Before Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle, and Perfect Match there was Plain Truth: “an absorbing and affecting novel” (Entertainment Weekly) about life in a bucolic setting that is anything but simple.Not one to shy away from the tough issues that makes her novels so compelling, Jodi Picoult’s... show more
Before Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle, and Perfect Match there was Plain Truth: “an absorbing and affecting novel” (Entertainment Weekly) about life in a bucolic setting that is anything but simple.Not one to shy away from the tough issues that makes her novels so compelling, Jodi Picoult’s recent bestsellers tackled themes from sexual abuse to stem cell research to intense parent-child relationships. Her eager fans have come to expect hard-hitting topics, and Picoult never disappoints. In Plain Truth, a shocking murder shatters the picturesque calm of Pennsylvania's Amish country—and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer who steps in to defend the young woman at the center of the storm.… Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a triumph of contemporary storytelling. Jodi Picoult presents a fascinating portrait of Amish life rarely witnessed by those outside the faith—and discovers a place where circumstances are not always what they seem, where love meets lies, and where relationships grow so strong they can transcend death.
Publish date: August 7th 2007
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
The story of an unwed Amish girl who gives birth in secret among the cows in the barn is heartbreaking. The confusion and angst and then the little dead child found to have been murdered. She didn't remember doing it. She will willingly accept her punishment. Then a lawyer steps in to defend her. Th...
After having found some fresh hay to lie down on, Katie Fisher gave birth in the barn to a little boy where she then fell asleep with the newborn in her arms. When she woke up, the infant was gone. It must have been a dream. But she soon realized her assumption was wrong when a dead infant is found ...
When a young Amish teen hides a pregnancy, gives birth in secret, and then flatly denies it all when the baby's body is found, urban defense attorney Ellie Hathaway decides to defend her. But she finds herself caught in a clash of cultures with a people whose channels of justice are markedly differe...
I have to give this book 4 stars because the story was informative and interesting and wrapped itself around my heart strings from the first page. How could I sympathize with a (girl) who might/might not have killed her baby? But sympathize I did, over and over. Picoult made me understand how the...
An interesting story with a lot of twists. Heartbreaking moments when the mother confesses and when she's subjected to cross-examination by the prosecution. I liked it but I'm not sure I liked the deliberate manipulation.