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From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper 

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave.

Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of.

“A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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December 28th, 2014
This story is raw, real and emotional. The beauty of the story was told through our many imperfections as humans.
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Harvesting the Heart
December 8th, 2013
Liked it. Though I hate when you have to create your own ending.
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One of my favourite books by Jodi!!
June 27th, 2013
I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good read!! Awesome and truly powerful novel!!!!!!
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