January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1: The Storyteller by: Jodi Picoult


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: February 26
Goodreads Summary: Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach and they strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.

What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - is it murder, or justice?


I'm not an avid Jodi Picoult reader, but I have enjoyed several of her books. This one just sounds too good to pass up.

What books are you waiting for?

25 comments:

  1. This one has some heavy themes. I've never read Jodi Picoult, but only heard good things about her books. Will have to keep this one in mind.

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    1. Most of her books have pretty heavy themes, and they are emotional, but oh so good. Nineteen Minutes by her is one of my favorites.

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  2. We have this one on our shelf at my work! I'm really not a Jodi Picoult fan though, I've tried but can't get into her work. I hope you manage to snag a copy soon!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

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  3. I love jodi Picoult. I think shes an amazing writer. Shes one of those authors who I buy everything they write. Cant wait for this one. New follower and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. She is a terrific writer. My favorites of hers that I have read were Nineteen Minutes and The Pact. Thanks for following!

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  4. Surprisingly, I've never read anything by Jodi, which is so bad! She is supposed to be a great author. The plot of this one sounds amazing!! :) Nice pick.

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    1. If you ever get the chance you should check out some of her books! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ha, I'm trying to give up Jodi Picoult, because she can be a bit melodramatic, but her books are entertaining, I will not deny1

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    1. Yes, I can definitely see why you would say that. But somehow they pull me in anyway. :)

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  6. I've read a few of Picoult's books, and I know if anyone could pull this off well, it would be her. The story line sounds pretty dark and addictive. Thanks for sharing and stopping by. I followed back! =D
    Deidra @ Simply Books.

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  7. Wow this book sounds awesome, adding it to my wishlist! :D

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  8. Ooo, this does sound like a good book.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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  9. This sounds really intense and heavy and good! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This one does really sound to good to pass up. It is really contemplative book. I mean what would you do in that situation. I might have to pick this one up. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

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  11. I'll definitely be picking this one up. I absolutely love Jodi Picoult! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  12. This sounds really good. I'll admit it, I'm a little scared of Jodi Picoult books because of their themes being so heavy. (cry fest)
    Here’s my WoW post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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    1. Cry fest, most definitely. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I've never read a Jodi P book before. I think there will have to come a time when I try one out. Interesting pick.

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  14. I actually haven't read any books by her because they are all so sad! But they do sound great! Someday I might be brave enough to try one. Thanks for stopping by! New follower!

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    1. Thanks for following! Yes, they hit on hard topics and are tearjerkers.

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  15. Jodi Picoult books always seem to make me cry! I will definitely have to check this one out when I'm looking for an emotional read!

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  16. Jodi Picoult is a great writer, but her themes are very intimidating. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  17. Oo this book sounds intense!! If I read this I will have to sandwich it between two lighter reads hah

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

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  18. I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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