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The Storyteller

A Novel

By Jodi Picoult, 1966-

Some stories live forever . . .

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, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.

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 the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?

In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781439102763


Format: Book
Author: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Summary: Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who's particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses, but then he tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he's right. What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all--if Sage even considers his request--is it murder, or justice?
Title: The storyteller : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Publisher Date: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2013.
Subject: Older men -- Fiction Grief -- Fiction Bakers -- Fiction Friendship -- Fiction Good and evil -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781439102763 1439102767
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: F Picoult
Oclc: 800031322
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Bib Id: 419535

Format: Book
Author: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Summary: Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who's particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses, but then he tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he's right. What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all--if Sage even considers his request--is it murder, or justice?
Title: The storyteller : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2013.
Description: ix, 460 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Older men -- Fiction
Subjects: Grief -- Fiction
Subjects: Bakers -- Fiction
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Good and evil -- Fiction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781439102763
ISBN: 1439102767
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: F Picoult