N°1 sur la liste des best-sellers du New York Times. L'auteure de Mille petits riens et d'Une étincelle de vie livre un roman "puissant" (The Washington Post) sur ces choix qui modifient le cours de nos vies. Dawn Edelstein voit sa vie basculer en quelques minutes. Elle est assise à bord d'un avion lorsqu'une annonce retentit dans la cabine : l'appareil doit se poser de toute urgence. Tandis que Dawn se prépare au pire, les pensées virevoltent dans sa tête et contre toute attente, ce n'est pas à son mari qu'elle songe mais à un homme qu'elle n'a pas revu depuis quinze ans... Sortie miraculeusement indemne, elle devra faire face aux questions qu'elle ne s'est jamais réellement posées : à quoi ressemble une vie bien vécue ? Que laissons-nous derrière nous quand nous quittons cette terre ? Faisons-nous des choix... ou bien est-ce nos choix qui font de nous ce que nous sommes ? Et qui serions-nous si nous n'étions pas devenus la personne que nous sommes aujourd'hui ?
Quand une prise d'otages a lieu dans la dernière clinique du Mississipi à pratiquer l'avortement, c'est à Hugh McElroy, un négociateur de crise expérimenté, que l'on fait appel. Avec plusieurs blessés nécessitant des soins et un forcené dont les revendications restent floues, la situation s'avère délicate à gérer. Elle le devient encore davantage quand Hugh apprend que sa fille adolescente se trouve à l'intérieur du bâtiment.
Après Mille petits riens, Jodi Picoult poursuit son exploration des tabous de l'Amérique dans un roman palpitant et subtil.
Ruth Jefferson est sage-femme depuis plus de vingt ans. C'est une employée modèle. Une collègue accommodante. C'est aussi la seule afro-américaine de son service. Le jour où un couple de suprémacistes blancs demande à ce qu'on lui interdise tout contact avec leur bébé, Ruth est choquée de voir sa hiérarchie accéder à leur requête. Quand le nourrisson décède quelques jours plus tard, c'est elle qui est pointée du doigt. Accusée de meurtre, Ruth va devoir répondre de ses actes devant la justice. Mais sa couleur de peau ne la condamne-t-elle pas d'avance ?
La mère de Jenna, Alice, a disparu lorsque celle-ci n'avait que trois ans. Aujourd'hui, elle en a treize et est bien décidée à retrouver sa trace. Elle n'a qu'une certitude : jamais sa mère ne l'aurait abandonnée. Jenna se met à relire le journal de bord d'Alice, une scientifique qui étudiait le deuil chez les éléphants. Pour progresser dans sa quête, elle s'adjoint les services de Serenity Jones, une voyante qui prétend être en lien avec l'au-delà, et de Virgil Stanhope, l'inspecteur qui avait suivi l'enquête à l'époque. Émouvant et haletant, le dernier roman de Jodi Picoult nous fait croire à l'impossible.
Sage Singer est une solitaire. Elle dort le jour et travaille la nuit dans une boulangerie, où elle oublie les blessures de la vie en pétrissant le meilleur pain de la ville. Quand elle rencontre Josef Weber, un vieil homme insomniaque, Sage a enfin le sentiment d'avoir trouvé quelqu'un à qui se confier. Malgré leurs différences, chacun devine les cicatrices intimes de l'autre, et une amitié inattendue voit le jour.
Jusqu'au soir où Josef lui révèle le terrible secret qu'il cache depuis soixante ans et lui demande la plus incroyable des faveurs : le tuer. Confrontée à un choix moral impossible, Sage fouille dans l'histoire de sa famille pour tenter de résoudre son dilemme. Mais alors qu'elle plonge dans les horreurs de la Seconde Guerre mondiale à la recherche de la vérité, elle découvre que la frontière est parfois bien floue entre amour et trahison, justice et vengeance. Et elle devra répondre à la plus difficile des questions : certains actes sont-ils impardonnables ?
A woman wakes to find herself lying in a graveyard, hurt and bleeding, her memory wiped clean. She doesn't know what she's doing there - or even who she is.She is rescued by an police officer, himself a newcomer to Los Angeles. After days of waiting, she is taken by complete surprise when she is finally identified by Alex Rivers, Hollywood's biggest movie star - and her husband.Cassie is dazzled and bewildered by the fairytale in which she suddenly finds herself. But everything is not quite right, and there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous life. It is only as her memory gradually returns that her picture perfect life comes crumbling down, and Cassie is faced with choices she never dreamed she would have to make.
Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her next step would have been unthinkable before her doubts about her maternal ability crept into her mind. Is it possible Paige's baby would be better off without her?
From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.
Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.
From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sisters Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoults anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf--the mothers powerful protective instincts and her newborns unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat--while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parents love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.--The Boston Globe Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.--Entertainment Weekly Jodi Picoults novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.--Los Angeles Times
Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing.
Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants.
Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective - and a psychic.
Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night. In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl's determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and life-changing it might be.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Includes the novella Larger Than Life Throughout her blockbuster career, Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she has delivered her most affecting work yet--a book unlike anything shes written before.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alices old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mothers whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective whod originally investigated Alices case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, theyll have to face even harder answers.
As Jennas memories dovetail with the events in her mothers journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
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Praise for Leaving Time Piercing and uplifting . . . a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core.--The Boston Globe Poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss.--The Washington Post A riveting drama.--Us Weekly [A] moving tale.--People A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery.--USA Today In Jenna, [Jodi] Picoult has created an unforgettable character who will easily endear herself to each and every reader. . . . Leaving Time may be her finest work yet.--Bookreporter [A] captivating and emotional story.--BookPage With plenty of twists and a surprising ending, [Leaving Time] explores the grieving process and what happens when we cannot move on.--Womans Day A moving and emotional story.--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult] a spot in many readers hearts.--Library Journal Delivers a powerhouse ending.--Booklist Memorable and poignant.--Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who 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). Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time.
Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, shes an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage--to both her reputation and her show--Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.
Praise for Jodi Picoult Picoult is a rare writer who delivers, book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.--Entertainment Weekly Picoult is a solid, lively storyteller.--The New York Times If Picoult were a general, she would be Patton; if a sports franchise, the New York Yankees; if a natural phenomenon, the sunrise.--Tampa Tribune
Want to receive a free physical copy of Jodi Picoult's Shine on 12th October? Simply pre-order Jodi Picoult's new novel Small Great Things in hardback by 30th September and go to www.jodipicoult.co.uk to enter your details. Jodi Picoult introduces characters from her new novel SMALL GREAT THINGS in this original short story.Dalton is the school of the rich and famous, and it's eight-year-old Ruth Brooks's first day. Growing up in Harlem she never dreamed she'd be given this opportunity, and she's determined not to waste it. But right from her first lesson Ruth is treated differently. The harder she tries, the clearer it becomes that to some people it's not the similarities that matter, but the differences - and there are plenty of those between Ruth and her new classmates.As the days pass, she has a difficult lesson to learn: being in this new world is not the same as becoming a part of it - and becoming a part of it is starting to feel impossible. Ruth's eye-opening story continues in Jodi Picoult's astounding new novel Small Great Things.
With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. “[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”--Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things “Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”--The Washington Post “A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.”--San Francisco Book Review “A gripping courtroom drama . . . Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile. . . . This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out.”--Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review “I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”--New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman “A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”--Good Housekeeping “It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”--Redbook “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”--Popsugar From the Hardcover edition.
Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In “Shine,” the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister’s Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother’s employer, treats Ruth very differently when they’re hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself--in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult’s highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.”--Stephen King “It’s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.”--Financial Times “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 “Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.”--Associated Press
Luke Warren est un spécialiste du comportement des loups. Il s'est rendu célèbre en partageant la vie d'une meute pendant près d'un an dans le Grand Nord canadien. Mais à son retour, sa famille s'est disloquée. Sa femme Georgie l'a quitté, son fils Edward a coupé les ponts après une dispute irréparable, et sa fille, Cara, qui vit avec lui, s'est brouillée avec son frère qu'elle considère comme responsable du divorce de ses parents.
Depuis cinq ans, Edward vit en Thaïlande, quand un coup de téléphone vient bouleverser son existence : son père est dans le coma à la suite d'un grave accident, et ses deux enfants doivent être présents pour décider de son sort. Cara attend un miracle, mais Edward préconise de cesser l'acharnement thérapeutique et de faire don des organes de Luke. Agit-il par altruisme ou par vengeance ? Que cache son départ au bout du monde ? Jusqu'où Cara ira-t-elle pour l'empêcher de prendre une décision irrévocable ? Et quel est le secret qui la tourmente ?
Quand la vie d'un père est dans la balance, qui a le droit de choisir son destin ?
Quand votre fils ne vous regarde jamais dans les yeux... comment savoir s'il est coupable ? Adolescent atteint du syndrome d'Asperger, Jacob Hunt ne possède pas le mode d'emploi pour communiquer avec les autres. Enfermé dans sa bulle, il est pourtant d'une intelligence prodigieuse. Un sujet le passionne plus que tout : la criminalistique. Il parvient souvent à se rendre sur des scènes de crime, où il ne peut s'empêcher d'expliquer aux policiers comment faire leur travail. En général, il tombe juste. Mais lorsqu'un assassinat se produit dans le quartier, l'attitude de Jacob est un signe flagrant de culpabilité pour la police. Pour la mère et le frère de Jacob, l'intolérance et l'incompréhension qui ont toujours menacé leur famille ressurgissent brutalement. Et cette question lancinante, qui ne laisse pas leur âme en paix... Jacob a-t-il, oui ou non, commis ce meurtre ?
Cameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honor. Yet when his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest. The situation isn't as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself siding against Cam, seduced by the picture James paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd grant all her wishes ...even the one that meant taking her life. Into this charged atmosphere drifts Mia, a new assistant at Allie's floral shop, for whom Cam feels an instant and inexplicable attraction. While he aids the prosecution in preparing the case against Jamie, who killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy, Cam finds himself betraying his own wife.