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Jodi Picoult

Author of My Sister's Keeper

99+ Works 126,783 Members 4,027 Reviews 496 Favorited

About the Author

Jodi Picoult was born in Nesconset, New York on May 19, 1966. She received a degree in creative writing from Princeton University in 1987 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college. Immediately after show more graduation, she landed a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. Her first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale, was published in 1992. Her other works include Picture Perfect, Mercy, The Pact, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, House Rules, Sing You Home, Lone Wolf, Leaving Time, and Small Great Things. My Sister's Keeper was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz. She received the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. She also wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. She writes young adult novels with her daughter Samantha van Leer including Between the Lines and Off the Page. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper (2004) 20,892 copies
Nineteen Minutes (2007) 10,712 copies
The Pact (1998) 8,530 copies
Plain Truth (2000) 6,737 copies
The Tenth Circle (2006) 6,600 copies
Vanishing Acts (2005) 5,853 copies
House Rules (2010) — Author — 5,094 copies
Change of Heart (2008) 4,957 copies
Handle with Care (2009) 4,608 copies
Keeping Faith (1999) 4,591 copies
Salem Falls (2001) 4,375 copies
Small Great Things (2016) 3,776 copies
Perfect Match (2002) 3,708 copies
The Storyteller (2013) 3,558 copies
Second Glance (2003) 3,479 copies
Mercy (1995) 3,478 copies
Sing You Home (2011) 3,047 copies
Picture Perfect (1995) 2,974 copies
Harvesting the Heart (1994) 2,735 copies
Lone Wolf (2012) 2,356 copies
Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992) 2,241 copies
A Spark of Light (2018) 1,921 copies
Leaving Time (2014) 1,682 copies
Between the Lines (2012) 1,575 copies
Mad Honey (2022) 1,540 copies
Wish You Were Here (2021) 1,519 copies
The Book of Two Ways (2020) 1,287 copies
Off the Page (2015) 623 copies
Where There's Smoke (2014) 262 copies
Leaving Home: Short Pieces (2011) 97 copies
Shine (short story) (2016) 86 copies
The Color War (2013) 59 copies
Mermaid (2017) 48 copies
Choice (2022) 14 copies
By Any Other Name: A Novel (2024) 10 copies
Salem Falls [2018 TV movie] — Original novel — 5 copies
Broken Things (2022) 4 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3 #6 (2007) 4 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3 #7 (2007) 3 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3 #9 (2007) 3 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3 #10 (2007) 3 copies
Mad Honey (2022) 2 copies
Kniha dvou cest (2022) 2 copies
Przemiana. Cz. 2 (2017) 2 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3 #8 (2007) 2 copies
Vlk samotář (2013) 1 copy
Vlk samot©Ł¿ (2022) 1 copy
Kéž bys tu byl (2023) 1 copy
Et siste n̜ske (1997) 1 copy
W naszym domu. Cz. 2 (2017) 1 copy
Magányos farkas (2017) 1 copy
Desátý kruh (2007) 1 copy
Pol zycia (2012) 1 copy
W naszym domu. Cz. 1 (2017) 1 copy
Krucha jak lód. Cz. 1 (2017) 1 copy
Krucha jak lód. Cz. 2 (2017) 1 copy
many books 1 copy
Jak z obrazka (polish) (2011) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Outsiders (1967) — Introduction, some editions — 20,998 copies
Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contributor — 1,392 copies
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Contributor — 166 copies
My Sister's Keeper [2009 film] (2009) — Author — 145 copies
It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons (2005) — Contributor — 77 copies
Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life (2016) — Contributor — 60 copies
Jodi Picoult Collection [film] (2012) — Author — 5 copies
The Pact [2002 TV movie] — Author — 1 copy

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Too long and too much religion - might discourage people from organ donation. Shay Bourne, a carpenter, homeless, shows up at June's house and she hires him to do some work. He walks in on the policeman Dad sexually abusing his daughter and shoots him. Daughter gets in the way and is also shot. (He just could n ot let her live that life - his sister Grace had gone through it.) THe mother is pregnant and Shay is on death row and wants to donate his heart to her 9 year old daughter Clare. Does she want the heart of a murderer? What if it is her only chance to live? The heart is a match (?) She takes his heart and seems to also have his miraculous powers - bringing people back to life, curing diseases, turning the water in the prison from water to wine - just a little too hard to believe!… (more)
 
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MartyB2000 | 160 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
Vulnerability, adaptability, evolution: Diana, girlfriend to medical resident Finn, finds herself traveling to the Galápagos Islands at the beginning of the pandemic where she gets stranded and stays for longer than expected, growing close to a local family while her boyfriend is half a world away dealing with the surreal stress of an ER doctor in Manhattan at the height of the nascent pandemic. I loved the first half of this, but there’s a twist—and I didn’t love where the twist went.
 
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lizallenknapp | 77 other reviews | Apr 20, 2024 |
I only gave this book 3 stars and that was for the very imaginative plot twist. Other than that I could not relate at all to Diana and her extreme selfishness - not only to the Isabella Island situation but also to her doctor boyfriend was horrible.
 
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andsoitgoes | 77 other reviews | Apr 17, 2024 |
Read 4.2025 and gave away
 
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Carol Monda Narrator, Reader
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Statistics

Works
99
Also by
9
Members
126,783
Popularity
#56
Rating
3.8
Reviews
4,027
ISBNs
1,642
Languages
26
Favorited
496

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