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If You Like Jodi Picoult
You'll Like...
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*Alice Hoffman
*Sue Miller
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									Jodi PicoultJodi Picoult
Known for expertly blending provocative themes with family conflicts and difficult moral choices, Jodi Picoult keeps her readers riveted with heartfelt yet impeccably researched novels, like the richly suspenseful Second Glance and the poignant and controversial family drama My Sister's Keeper.

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Fact File

Name:
Jodi Picoult
Current Home:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
May 19, 1966
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
A.B. in Creative Writing, Princeton University; M.A. in Education, Harvard University
Awards:
New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, 2003; Romance Writers of America, “Best Mainstream Fiction Novel” (forSecond Glance), 2003





Picoult's Latest

Selected Works

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								Nineteen Minutes: A Novel, Author: 
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Nineteen Minutes: A Novel
by Jodi Picoult
In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge. Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens -- until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence. In the aftermath, the town's residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy. For them, the lines between truth and fiction, right and wrong, insider and outsider have been obscured forever.

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								Second Glance, Author: 
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*  Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992)
*  Picture Perfect (1995)
*  Keeping Faith (1999)
*  Salem Falls (2001)
*  Perfect Match: A Novel (2002)
*  Second Glance (2003)
*  My Sister's Keeper (2004)
*  Vanishing Acts (2005)
*  Tenth Circle (2006)
*  Nineteen Minutes: A Novel (2007)

*  See the Jodi Picoult chronology


A Fan of Her Fans

"I love getting fan mail," Picoult reveals in an interview with her publisher. "Often, as a writer, you never know what your readers think of a book...you get critical reviews and sales figures, but none of that is the same as knowing you've made a person stay up all night reading, or helped them have a good cry, or really touched their life."



A Fan Favorite

Picoult's Favorite Writers & Reads

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								My Sister's Keeper, Author: 
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My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
Picoult's poignant novel tells the tale of a child whose sole reason for existence is to assure a genetic match for her terminally ill sibling. "Picoult is at her best, and most moving," raves The Washington Post of this poignant work.

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								Turtle Moon, Author: 
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Turtle Moon
by Alice Hoffman
In our exclusive interview with Picoult, she told us about some of her all-time favorite writers and their works. Turtle Moon made her list, as it's "the first Alice Hoffman book I read, and to me, she's a writing goddess," Picoult explained. Read the interview to learn more about her best-loved books, including:

*Midwives  by Chris Bohjalian
*Life of Pi  by Yann Martel
*The Virgin Suicides  by Jeffrey Eugenides
*The Deep End of the Ocean  by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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