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March 3, 2013

Picoult's latest just might be her best


I’m always happy when a book by author Jodi Picoult crosses my desk. I know I’m in for a good read – but this one may top all her other novels.

Typical of every Picoult book, “The Storyteller” weaves together several different characters and a crisis that involves decisions and changes lives. In this case, some of the decisions were made in a different world and a different time, which resonates through the years with brutality, horror, and hate.

I squirmed. I got teary-eyed. And I have to admit that I had to switch to a different book before I went to bed. I know better than to snuggle under the covers with something so disturbingly powerful.

The one flaw in this book is that there are an awful lot of coincidences in the plotline, but you won’t have time to care.

You’ll be too busy thinking about this novel, too busy wanting to get back to it.

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