Thursday, September 28, 2006

Look at Books


I just finished a book I want to recommend. Published in 2005, "Vanishing Acts" by Jody Picoult is not an easy read, in that it skips back and forth between characters and between their childhoods and current lives, and is sometimes hard to keep straight. But the subject matter is compelling and the story well-written, so it is worth the effort.

This is the first of her books I have read, but I will be looking for the twelve others. She received the 2003 New England Book Award for fiction and the American Library Association's Alex Award for "My Sister's Keeper".

Visit her website at www.jodipicoult.com

10 comments:

Kristi said...

I absolutely love Jodi Picoult. I've read most of her books (not this one yet, though), and I can tell you that My Sister's Keeper is excellent.

Jennifer said...

She's been a favorite of mine for a very long time and have read her entire output. You won't regret any of them, I promise.

Star said...

My daughter gave me that book to read and I loved it so much that I bought "Her Sister's Keeper" to take on vacation. Even better. I think she is my new favorite author.

millie garfield said...

I read "My Sister's Keeper" and enjoyed it very much.
It's the kind of book you just can't put down.

Now reading "Plain Truth" by the same author. Just started it, totally different then her other books.

I'll add "Vanishing Acts" to my list of must reads.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am amazed at all you do Judy...Truly. You have time to visit so very many blogs, and write posts...work very hard at your job...(I know you love all these things but I am amazed and in awe that you can do all these things plus.... and READ and finish a book, run your household, have a social life with Mr. Kenju and your family...You are truly truly amazing, my dear...!

Pickalish said...

I've read My Sister's Keeper, as well, it was a good read.

kontan said...

Read MSK, good read. I'll have to check out the others.

terrilynn said...

You're going to have a good time reading her other books! I really like her work.

Terri said...

She's a very popular author, as your comments attest to.
But I have to admit....I've never read one of her books. My fav. female authors are Anita Shreve, Eliz. Berg, Sue Miller and I was just introduced to Barbara Kingsolver....another one everyone's been reading except ME. So I have to get The Bean Trees by her, as I'm told it's excellent.
Eventually, I'll make my way to Picoult.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I read her book The Pact. I thought it was good (not great). My mother-in-law had recommended it (she's a Picoult fan).

I have to echo Terri above and recommend Kingsolver. My high school English teacher gave me his copy of The Bean Trees, and I've been reading her books ever since. I didn't care much for her book The Poisonwood Bible, but Prodigal Summer was excellent.