An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from number-one bestselling author Jodi Picoult...Sage Singer is a young woman who has been damaged by her past. Her solitary night work as a baker allows her to hide from the world and focus her creative energies on the beautiful bread she bakes...Yet she finds herself striking up an unlikely ...
An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from number-one bestselling author Jodi Picoult...Sage Singer is a young woman who has been damaged by her past. Her solitary night work as a baker allows her to hide from the world and focus her creative energies on the beautiful bread she bakes...Yet she finds herself striking up an unlikely friendship. Josef Weber is a quiet, grandfatherly man, well respected in the community; everyone's favourite retired teacher and Little League coach...One day he asks Sage for a favour: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses...Then Josef tells her that he deserves to die - and why...What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed horrendous acts ever truly redeem themselves? Is forgiveness yours to offer if you aren't the person who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - would it be murder, or justice?..'Picoult is an expert at posing questions in her books. The Storyteller is all about justice and forgiveness. Would you forgive such harrowing crimes against humanity? This is the ultimate question at the core of her book. A riveting read.' - culturestreet.com
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My book club selected The Storyteller. They raved about it at the meeting. In fact, they were all ready to order more Picoult novels. They couldn't get enough. It wasn't my favorite -- too much detail. But I was the only one that felt that way.
Nov 28, 2013
I have read all of Jodi's books,and the Storyteller is fantastic. I love her books mostly because I learn so much from them....besides her being a great storyteller herself. I can't imagine all the research she must do to write such intricate tales.
I share all her books at my work place, and they are snatched up immediately......I work with world class ecological scientists.....so someone there loves her writing too!!
Publishers Weekly, 2013-01-21 Picoult (Change of Heart) reconfigures themes from her other bestsellers for her uneven new morality tale. Twenty-five-year-old reclusive baker Sage Singer befriends the elderly Josef Weber, who shares something shocking from his past and asks her to help him die, a request that pins Sage between morality and retribution. Sage, a Jew who now considers herself an atheist, begins to think more deeply about faith. Picoult examines the links between family identity, religion, humanity, and how it all figures in difficult decisions. The three-parter is narrated by several characters, including Sage's grandmother Minka, who survived the Holocaust. Snippets of a novel Minka wrote focus on a bloodthirsty beast, a metaphor for life in a death camp. Picoult's formulaic approach to Minka's accounts of the Holocaust is a cheap shot, but the author appreciates Sage's moral bind. Nearly half of the book is devoted to a verbose, sad recounting of Minka's time during the war, but the real conflict lies within Sage. That conflict, and the complexity of a character who discovers herself through the trials of Josef and Minka, is the book's saving grace. Agent: Laura Gross, the Laura Gross Literary Agency. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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