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Some stories live forever . . .

Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.

Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?

In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.

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The Storyteller
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4.5 / 5
Great book
January 6th, 2015
A historical fiction. Bound to engage you, especially if you are a history buff. One of Jodi Picoults best reads.
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The storyteller
June 20th, 2014
Not the topic I expected to read about from Jodi. But had her usual twists about it
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Excellent
May 12th, 2014
An excellent book that I find hard to put down.
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Well written.
May 6th, 2014
Keeps you wanting to read more and more. Makes you question what you believe is right and wrong, who we can forgive, and what you may be capable of.
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Good book
April 1st, 2014
Nice read and not as manipulative as some of her other books
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March 29th, 2014
Well written with descriptions so vivid that my feelings of disbelief and horror would creep up on my during the day. Literally held my breath while reading...
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Amazing
March 29th, 2014
What an amazing book! Nothing much else I can say besides it is a must read! Pulls on all the right heart strings needed in a good read. Jodi Picoult knows how write a book you cannot, and should now put down!
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Loved it!
March 14th, 2014
Huge fan of Jodi Picoult! This book was very interesting and entertaining
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The storyteller
February 5th, 2014
Good book. I took a break from Jodi Picoult for awhile... love her books, but they all feel the exact same, so needed a break. This was a good one to come back to. Loved the story, and in the way of Jodi Picoult, loved the ending. Not the expected ending, but left every end tied with room for a lot of reflection. Thanks Jodi. Well done as always!
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January 30th, 2014
Brilliant! I've been a fan of Jodi Picoult's books for many years and I'll admit that some of them have not always been hits. But The Storyteller was not only a hit, it was an out of the park homerun! Excellent storyline, brilliant characters. I've leant this book time and again to family and friend. Now I'm hoping someone will return it so that I can read it again.
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January 30th, 2014
The Storyteller takes the reader on an amazing journey through the Holocaust. It is a gripping tale telling both sides of this terrible event in our history. A real page turner!
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January 27th, 2014
lovely story about love and loss and inner triumph over unforeseen hardships. highly recommended.
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January 26th, 2014
I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and this is my favourite of hers. I love the time period and she portrays that era very well.A great book from start to finish.
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January 26th, 2014
I thought this book was intriguing and thought provoking. Very well written. I did not want it to end.
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January 26th, 2014
An amazing and captivating story. I couldnt put this book down. It was just so engaging from the start, I hope it gets turned into a movie!
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January 26th, 2014
Beautifully written, the words fill your head with the perfect settings. Picoult's writing makes you feel as though you are actually there.
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January 24th, 2014
As always a fantastic book from Jodi Picoult. The only reason It didn't get the full 5 stars is because there is a part in the middle that does drag slightly but that is the only down side the rest is amazing as usual!
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January 24th, 2014
A great read! Couldn't put it down.
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January 24th, 2014
A very raw heart wrenching account of a terrible time. Very well written Jodi picoult does it yet again.
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January 24th, 2014
This story hits you in the solar plexus. It just reminds you again that for evil to prevail, it is only necessary for good people to do nothing. But it also teaches you that the human mind can make the body survive long past the unbearable. The story has the most unexpected twist at the end. I would recommend this to everyone, not only lovers of Jodi Picoult books
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