Some stories live forever . . . Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins... show more
Some stories live forever . . . Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy? In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, World War II
I really enjoyed this book... as I've enjoyed pretty much every Jodi Picoult I've ever come accross, but that's beside the point. I find that she always writes about topics that aren't that easy, and this time was no different. There were a lot of narratives intermingling, but it was relatively easy...
33. THE STORYTELLER, BY JODI PICOULTRecommended to me by the amazing Abby, whom I hold very dear to my heart
The first two chapters were a bit tough to get through; but I am so glad that I did. The stories told in this book got more and more interesting as each chapter passed. By the end, I did not want to put it down. The ending was not what I thought it would be; yet it was appropriate and gave closur...
Goodreads reviewer Scarlet had it right: "Who the hell speaks only in Haiku??"Another one of those highly rated Jodi Picoult books that left me vowing to stop believing the average ratings. This was just Yuck. It gets one star for the Holocaust story but points deducted for the weirdness (see Haiku ...