The Storyteller PDF by Jodi Picoult Click Here to Download the Book 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. 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 a special friendship compromised, Sage begins to question the assumptions she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? Where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy? In this riveting and deeply felt novel, Jodi Picoult explores the lengths we will go to protect our families and keep the past from dictating the future.
Reviews At times intense and disturbing. At times intense and disturbing. A story that challenges your thoughts about good and evil and the mix of both in everyone. Is everyone worthy of redemption or do some go so far that they are unworthy of any level of compassion? Can you feel compassion and still hold people accountible for their actions? Can you see both the monster and the human - or by becoming a monster do you loose all pieces of your soul? Interesting characters - complex personalities where past and present meet. I've read a few reviews that express disappointment at the ending. I didn't feel that way - although I can see their point. I find the main character's final actions completely in line with who she is and her inner conflicts. However you feel about the ending, the story will stay with you and leave you thinking and -to me - that's a sign of a well written novel.
Brillant! I love all of Picoult's novels and The Storyteller is no exception. Jodi uses real life problems and executes them into brilliant novels. The holocaust should never be forgotten, nor should the victims. I could not put the book down! Once again, Bravo Jodi. Another great read!
I highly recommend this book This book is for someone who enjoys reading about World War 2. The characters are fiction but it is written so well, you almost feel like you know them. The main character is a granddaughter of a Survivor of the war and she is presented with a dilemma. Throughout the book, you wonder how it is going to end. There is suspense and thought provoking morals that makes it a good read. I do recommend this book for book club discussions. The bookclub I belong to will be discussing this book in one week.
Capivating This was one of my favorite JP books. I could not put the book down. The story kept me captivated from beginning to end. I would agree with some of the other reviews that one more chapter was needed. However, this is still a must read!
Must read! This book really touched my heart, and really brought to life not only Minka's story, but also a former SS guard's story. I had the privlage of getting to be part of a group of middle school students that collected paperclips in memory of the jews that were murdered during the Holocaust. We were so blessed to meet many amazing survivors, and were even more blessed to get to listen to their stories. Yes i say blessed despite the fact that when we heard their stories we cried our young teenage eyes out, and hurt deep in our souls in places we didnt know existed. We recieved letters and paperclips attached to stories from survivors, family members of the forgotten and once even a letter from an ex SS himself. We were given a railcar to house the paperclips and turn into a beautiful monument. The railcar came from germeny and was actually used to transport jews,poles,gypsies, and others to and from ghettos and concentration camps. The first time we stepped foot inside you could almost feel the pain, loss, death, and hurt that the walls had witnessed. If only walls could talk, we would say, but looking back now i dont know if we could handle or even process what we would see hear and feel. Reading this book brought back memories of those stories we read and the ones we witnessed. It brought back the image of short grey haired woman that was so kind and loving she was like a nana to you, showing us her number tattooed on her arm. It also hurt me in so many more ways than it did when i was merely a teenager. Now that i am a mother this story and the story of the other surviors and the families of the lost seem to mean more, and truly hurt my soul. I am so thankful that Jodi Piccoult wrote this novel with such honesty, and she even gave the dirty graphics and details.
Very well researched As with all of Jodi Picoult books, this one delves below the surface of a horrible time in recent history. I have read other non-fiction books about the women's camps during WWII and this book appears to adhere to the facts. The fictional characters she creates in The Storyteller fit perfectly.
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