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The Storyteller

A Novel
Picoult, Jodi (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined--to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
Authors: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title: The storyteller
a novel
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Astria, 2013.
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed.
Characteristics: ix, 460 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined--to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
Alternate Title: Story teller
ISBN: 1439102767
9781439102763
Statement of Responsibility: Jodi Picoult
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page [461]).
Subject Headings: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Fiction. Repentance Fiction. Ex-Nazis Fiction. Good and evil Fiction. Friendship Fiction. Bakers Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Repentance
Ex-Nazis
Good and evil
Friendship
Bakers
LCCN: 2012048982
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Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who is beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him.


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Jul 25, 2014
  • kerrysoby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An incredible personal account of the tragedies of World War II and the Holocaust. I must read for all generations. I couldn't put it down!

Jun 23, 2014
  • azaleski11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A page turner! This was my first Jodi Picoult novel and it sucked me right in. I finished this 460 page novel in 3 days. I will definitely be reading more of Picoult's novels this summer!

May 25, 2014
  • alori4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

As most of Picoult's books are, this one is also intense. It's also very hard to put down. While the ending is a surprise, there are clues that lead up to it, if you pay attention.

May 19, 2014
  • Berneice01 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a story, in a story, in a story. Jodi Picoult has managed to take humor, love, mystery and tragedy and mix it all with the most horrific crime of the past with love and forgiveness, in today's time. This book is one you will not be able to put down and one that you will think of for a long time to come.

Apr 25, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very compelling story. Jodi Picoult rarely disappoints. Good read.

Apr 23, 2014
  • xnatashax rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It taught me about a particular event in history and just made me want to keep reading. Looking forward to getting hold of some of her other novels.

Mar 05, 2014
  • tokyotower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sad, but such a well written story. I'm still thinking about all the characters in the book. As it was so strong that I don't feel like starting any another book for awhile.

Jan 25, 2014
  • bette108 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A powerful, disturbing story about forgiveness and the ways in which "evil" shapes us - beautifully crafted as a series of stories interconnected by theme as well as characters.

This was one of my favorite books by Picoult. I loved how the characters were interconnected

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Should Saige help an elderly Nazi to kill himself? Should the Nazi, who has since led an exemplary life, be pardoned for his crimes? How can Saige overcome her insecurity after the accident that left scars on her face? All good questions, but I didn't finish the book because Joseph's recounting of his Nazi days was just too much for me.

May 01, 2013
  • nkontrol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A young woman is asked to do a huge favor and is told why she has to do it.

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Jodi Picoult Best Selling Author #InTheLab (Full Interview)

Published on Mar 15, 2013 Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult joins Internet Media Lab's Arthur Kade to discuss her latest book, from Simon & Schuster, The Storyteller.

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