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Vanishing Acts
Vanishing Acts
Picoult, Jodi2009
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Picoult's richly layered and suspenseful novel explores the power of love and memory . . . what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us. 'The compelling story weaves characters and plot so richly that it's impossible to take sides in the questions of what was justified and what wasn't.' - Woman's Day 'A polished and riveting read.' - Australian Women's Weekly Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own Search and Rescue bloodhound which she uses to find missing persons. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. What are these memories and what do they mean? In shock and confusion, Delia must search out the truth among these newly discovered recollections even when they threaten to devastate her life, and the lives of those she loves most. With consummate skill and sensitivity, Jodi Picoult examines what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us, and questions who we trust to tell us the story of our lives before we are capable of remembering it ourselves. Vanishing Acts is an impressive exploration of the very nature and power of memory.
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Vanishing Acts / Jodi Picoult
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[Place of publication not identified] : Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
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1 online resource (1 text file)
Audience:
Reading grade level: 4
Biography/History:
Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of fourteen novels. She grew up in Long Island and then studied creative writing at Princeton. Following her graduation she had a series of jobs including as a technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm, as a copywriter at an ad agency, as an editor at a textbook publisher, and as an 8th grade English teacher - before entering Harvard to pursue a master's in education. She married Tim Van Leer, whom she had known at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale. Jodi and Tim and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with a dog, a rabbit, two Jersey calves, and the occasional Holstein.
ISBN:
9781741769234
Language:
English
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