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Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
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Plain Truth (original 2000; edition 2007)

by Jodi Picoult (Author)

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:From the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country‚??and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.
The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide‚??and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within‚??to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters… (more)
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Title:Plain Truth
Authors:Jodi Picoult (Author)
Info:Washington Square Press (2007), Edition: Reissue, 432 pages
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Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult (2000)

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    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (AllieAldy)
    AllieAldy: Another phenomenal book by Jodi Picoult, draws you in and is as suspenseful as My Sister's Keeper.
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When an Amish teenager has a baby in a barn, and that baby is found dead later, she denies having had a baby. But when she needs to go to the hospital because she’s bleeding heavily, there is no doubt. But Katie continues to deny having had a baby. Ellie is a distant relation and a defense lawyer. She has come to visit (her cousin? Aunt?) Leda who is also related, and Ellie is roped into taking Katie’s case.

This was good, a bit slow through most of it, but even so, I liked the story enough that I was close to rating it 4 stars. The very end made up my mind to give it that extra boost up to 4. Because Ellie ended up living on Katie’s farm with her and her family (part of the bail conditions), it was interesting to learn a lot more about Amish culture. ( )
  LibraryCin | Aug 25, 2023 |
You are asking from the beginning...did she or didn't she? What really happened? A great read, a great twist, and a main character that finds herself finding who she really is, not who she thought she was. ( )
  LinBee83 | Aug 23, 2023 |
The first Jodi Picoult book I read and I think still my favourite. ( )
  LisaBergin | Apr 12, 2023 |
A fabulous ride! Could not put this book down. I give it four and a half stars! ( )
  dmurfgal | Dec 9, 2022 |
My first try at Jodi Picoult. I think this was a pretty good one to try since I don't like sad stuff and this one was more of a mystery. I thought the Amish element was pretty well done here. I liked that the people seemed to be both good and bad since sometimes I feel like the Amish are overly romanticized in fiction. The mystery wasn't too complex and really the trust seemed to be about the psychological effects of the whole situation.

The only thing that really bugged me what the continual switch between first person and third person. If you can't tell the whole story from your main character's POV then just use 3rd person. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
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For my dad, Myron Picoult, who taught me to be an original.

There are not many men in the world who can sneeze like a duck, spy hales of bay, make very bad puns...and cherish their daughters so completely.

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:From the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country‚??and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.
The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide‚??and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within‚??to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters

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