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The Color War [NOOK Book]

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PRESENTS A MOVING STORY ABOUT THE SUMMER THAT CHANGED A BOY’S LIFE FOREVER.

Jodi Picoult is one of the most beloved authors of our time. Her many novels, consistently topping both national and international bestseller lists ("Sing You Home," "My Sister’s Keeper," "Nineteen Minutes"), are celebrated for addressing controversial issues with courage, grace, and empathy. In her new Byliner Original, "The Color War," she showcases her ...

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Overview

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PRESENTS A MOVING STORY ABOUT THE SUMMER THAT CHANGED A BOY’S LIFE FOREVER.

Jodi Picoult is one of the most beloved authors of our time. Her many novels, consistently topping both national and international bestseller lists ("Sing You Home," "My Sister’s Keeper," "Nineteen Minutes"), are celebrated for addressing controversial issues with courage, grace, and empathy. In her new Byliner Original, "The Color War," she showcases her versatility and storytelling gifts once again with a moving and revealing portrait of a boy coming of age in an America where the lines between black and white, rich and poor, and insider and outsider too often divide minds and hearts and separate a child from his own sense of promise.

All Raymond wants to do is hang out with his best friend, Monroe, but life has other plans. This summer, his mother has decided to send him to Bible camp for inner-city kids. On the bus there, he dreams of the best night of his life, when he and Monroe slipped away from home and jumped the turnstiles to ride the subway to downtown Boston on New Year’s Eve. The elaborate ice sculptures on display thrilled them, especially an angel with outstretched wings that glowed ghostly in the night. Raymond wakes on the bus to what he takes for another angel: Melody, a camp counselor and lifeguard. Like all the staff, she’s white. Pretty, blond, and friendly, she’s the person Raymond most wants to impress during the Color War, the camp’s sports competition, and to whom he confesses his most painful secret, a loss that has made him grow up far too fast and left him wise beyond his mere nine years.

Will Raymond manage to connect to Melody—or anyone—when he’s so far from what he’s known and loved? Or will he discover that sometimes the road to hell is paved with good intentions? A searing look at race and what it means to survive our own color wars.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including "The Storyteller," "The Pact: A Love Story," "Lone Wolf," "Nineteen Minutes," "Keeping Faith," and "My Sister’s Keeper." Among her other works is the young adult novel "Between the Lines," co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer, and five issues of the "Wonder Woman" comic-book series. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard, Picoult is the recipient of the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, among others. Her volunteer work includes serving on the Writers Council of the National Writing Project, and she is active in promoting youth theater and athletics. She lives with her family in Hanover, New Hampshire.

PRAISE FOR JODI PICOULT

“Picoult has become a master—almost a clairvoyant—at targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about them.” —The Washington Post

“Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.” —The Boston Globe

“Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it.” —The Daily Mail

“Picoult ably explores a complex subject with bravado and clarity.” —Publishers Weekly

“Picoult’s characters are so compelling that the reader hopes this won’t be the last time we meet.” —USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614520900
  • Publisher: Byliner Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,230
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including "The Storyteller," "The Pact: A Love Story," "Lone Wolf," "Nineteen Minutes," "Keeping Faith," and "My Sister’s Keeper." Among her other works is the young adult novel "Between the Lines," co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer, and five issues of the "Wonder Woman" comic-book series. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard, Picoult is the recipient of the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, among others. Her volunteer work includes serving on the Writers Council of the National Writing Project, and she is active in promoting youth theater and athletics. She lives with her family in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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    1. Hometown:
      Hanover, New Hampshire
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 19, 1966
    2. Place of Birth:
      Nesconset, Long Island, NY
    1. Education:
      A.B. in Creative Writing, Princeton University; M.A. in Education, Harvard University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Boo

    They should tell you this is not a book. It 's a short story of 20 something pages.

    34 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Only 29 pages

    Not a book!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    So disappointed

    I was expecting a real book not an essay

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    This is a story not a novel

    Just in case yiu yhought you were buying a book....

    18 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    SHAME ON JODI PICULT

    I think this author is rich enough not to have to trick poor peopleinto paying 1.99 for 20 pages. SHAME SHAME SHAME ON JODI!!!!!!!!

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Not worth it

    Should have read reviews

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Wheres the book?

    Not a book

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    I should have read the reviews sooner to know this was a short s

    I should have read the reviews sooner to know this was a short story not a novel! Moving short story, but just that.  I kept searching for the rest of it or at least additional stories.  Certainly not worth purchasing this  - borrow it from the library or skip it all together.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    I cannot believe Ms Picoult, who I have always loved in the past

    I cannot believe Ms Picoult, who I have always loved in the past, needs money this bad. $2.18 for a blurb. I think it took me 7 minutes to finish.
    I will never buy another 'short' story from B&N again. The cost is roughly 20% of a full length novel.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    disappointed

    Story was all of about 25 pages long

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    The Color War is a kindle single by popular American author, Jod

    The Color War is a kindle single by popular American author, Jodi Picoult. This short story centres on Raymond Willis, a nine-year-old African American boy living in Boston who is sent to a Bible Camp in the Berkshires by his mother, in the hope that he will make new friends. What he really wishes for is that his best friend Monroe was still around. He’s at this camp for black, Latino, Hmong and Chinese kids, run by an all-white staff and not expecting to like anything about the camp or the people, so Raymond is surprised to meet an angel. At least, Melody sure looks like the ice-carved angel he and Monroe saw in Boston last Christmas. While this is a very short offering, Picoult still manages to give her characters depth and to touch on issues of skin colour, opportunity, growing up and the cruel facts of life. Very moving.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Do not waste your money

    This is not a book. Its a few pages long. B&N really needs to include number of pages in the description. Total rip off!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Not a book.

    Disappointed this was offered through barnes and noble as a book. Too bad they don't refund. Waste of money and effort.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Short story with no ending?

    This whole book is 29 pages. The story is less than 20. It would be a great beginning to a novel but it ends before it even gets started.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Not what jodi picoults about

    Meh

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Not a novel, not a novela

    20 pages total!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    I had actually called and complained to B&N that pages were

    I had actually called and complained to B&N that pages were missing. I hadn't bothered to look at reviews because I'm already familiar with J Picoult and believed that I would get a typical novel by her. It's very disappointing to find that I purchased a story that is only 29 pages long. B&N should advertise this item as a short story, the way it is shown is very misleading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Please understand that this is not a book. You will receive 29 p

    Please understand that this is not a book. You will receive 29 pages of which 4 are table of contents and other information. The story begins on page 5.  This was a lesson for me. Read all reviews before making a purchase on my Nook!  This should be unlawful.  I work hard for my money. I love to read but I want a fair exchange for book size and cost. I am using book loosely! Buyer beware!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    The Color War explored so many issues in so short a story. Besid

    The Color War explored so many issues in so short a story. Besides, Jodi Piccoult wrote it with a flair that is inspiring. In fact, it stirred mixed emotions in me.It comes on the heels of The Oaf, which is another short story or novella that I enjoyed. Color War is an easy read for something like a metro ride.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Deceiving

    I also thoughti was purchasing a book. Im disappointed its not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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