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Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Storyteller


Book #91 Read in 2013
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Sage is a baker who hides away from people because of a scar on her face, which she got in a car accident which killed her mother.  Sage has closed herself off from people, finding peace in her baking.  She is in a going-nowhere relationship with a married man, Adam.  Then an old man comes into her bakery, named Josef, and wants her to agree to help him die.  He tells Sage a tale of his past, about how he was a Nazi and the horrible things he did to people.  Sage reports him to the government and investigator Leo comes to see if he can try Josef for war crimes.  Leo and Sage have an instant connection.  As they work together to find out the truth about Josef, they also speak to Sage's grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

This book was riveting and one of my favorite Picoult books.  Told in alternating narration, Picoult's writing style is complex and interesting.  Readers will be hooked and want to find out the truth about Josef's past and to see what Sage will do about his request.  I loved this book.

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