N°1 sur la liste des best-sellers du «New York Times». L'auteure de «Mille petits riens» et d'«Une étincelle de vie» livre un roman "puissant" «(The Washington Post)» sur ces choix qui modifient le cours de nos vies. Dawn Edelstein voit sa vie basculer en quelques minutes. Elle est assise à bord d'un avion lorsqu'une annonce retentit dans la cabine : l'appareil doit se poser de toute urgence. Tandis que Dawn se prépare au pire, les pensées virevoltent dans sa tête et contre toute attente, ce n'est pas à son mari qu'elle songe mais à un homme qu'elle n'a pas revu depuis quinze ans... Sortie miraculeusement indemne, elle devra faire face aux questions qu'elle ne s'est jamais réellement posées : à quoi ressemble une vie bien vécue ? Que laissons-nous derrière nous quand nous quittons cette terre ? Faisons-nous des choix... ou bien est-ce nos choix qui font de nous ce que nous sommes ? Et qui serions-nous si nous n'étions pas devenus la personne que nous sommes aujourd'hui ?
Quand une prise d'otages a lieu dans la dernière clinique du Mississipi à pratiquer l'avortement, c'est à Hugh McElroy, un négociateur de crise expérimenté, que l'on fait appel. Avec plusieurs blessés nécessitant des soins et un forcené dont les revendications restent floues, la situation s'avère délicate à gérer. Elle le devient encore davantage quand Hugh apprend que sa fille adolescente se trouve à l'intérieur du bâtiment. Après «Mille petits riens», Jodi Picoult poursuit son exploration des tabous de l'Amérique dans un roman palpitant et subtil.
Ruth Jefferson est sage-femme depuis plus de vingt ans. C'est une employée modèle. Une collègue accommodante. C'est aussi la seule Afro-américaine de son service. Le jour où un couple de suprémacistes blancs demande à ce qu'on lui interdise tout contact avec leur bébé, Ruth est choquée de voir sa hiérarchie accéder à leur requête. Quand le nourrisson décède quelques jours plus tard, c'est elle qui est pointée du doigt. Accusée de meurtre, Ruth va devoir répondre de ses actes devant la justice. Mais sa couleur de peau ne la condamne-t-elle pas d'avance ?
À treize ans, Jenna est bien décidée à retrouver sa mère, disparue quand elle en avait trois. Elle se met à relire le journal de bord de cette scientifique qui étudiait le deuil chez les éléphants et cherche de l'aide : elle s'adjoint ainsi les services d'une voyante qui prétend être en lien avec l'au-delà et de l'inspecteur qui avait suivi l'enquête à l'époque. Un roman aussi émouvant qu'haletant, qui nous fait croire à l'impossible.
Edward Warren vit en Thaïlande depuis cinq ans. Il a quitté les États-Unis après une violente dispute avec sa famille. Un coup de téléphone vient bouleverser son existence : son père, Luke, éminent spécialiste du comportement des loups, et sa soeur Cara ont eu un grave accident. Luke est dans le coma.
Cara attend un miracle tandis qu'Edward semble impatient de débrancher son père et de donner ses organes. Agit-il par altruisme ou par vengeance ? Sa soeur réussira-telle à l'empêcher de prendre une décision irrévocable ?
Je n'ai jamais dit que je ne me souvenais de rien. J'ai dit que je préférais oublier.
Sage Singer est une jeune femme solitaire. Elle dort le jour et travaille la nuit dans une boulangerie, où elle fait taire sa tristesse en pétrissant le meilleur pain de la ville. Le jour où elle rencontre Josef Weber, un vieil homme attachant, Sage a enfin le sentiment d'avoir trouvé quelqu'un à qui parler. Jusqu'au soir où Josef lui confie le terrible secret qu'il cache depuis soixante ans.
Cette révélation plonge Sage dans les horreurs de la Seconde Guerre mondiale... Et au coeur de son histoire familiale.
Quand votre fils ne vous regarde jamais dans les yeux... comment savoir s'il est coupable ?
Adolescent atteint du syndrome d'Asperger, Jacob Hunt ne se passionne que pour la criminologie. Lorsqu'un assassinat se produit dans le quartier, il devient le suspect idéal. Enfermé dans sa bulle, Jacob est incapable de se défendre. Sa mère et son frère décident alors de se battre face à l'intolérance et l'incompréhension qui ont toujours menacé leur famille.
Dawn thinks she knows everything there is to know about dying. As a death doula she helps her clients fix what is left undone so they can peacefully make the final transition. But when her plane plummets from the sky, she is shocked to find that she isn't thinking of a road she strayed from 15 years earlier, when she turned her back on her PhD studies.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.-- The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a womens reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. Praise for A Spark of Light This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it. -- People Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoults compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues. -- Us Weekly
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE [Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.-- Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that shes been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and dont want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedys counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each others trust, and come to see that what theyve been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesnt offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice. -- The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down. -- San Francisco Book Review
In all thirteen years of Anna's life, her parents have never given her a choice: she was born to be her sister Kate's bone marrow donor and she has always given Kate everything she needs. But when Anna is told Kate needs a new kidney, she begins to question how much she should be prepared to do to save the older sibling she has always been defined by. So Anna makes a decision that will change their family forever - perhaps even fatally for the sister she loves.
B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a b>powerful (The Washington Post)/b> novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives. /b>br>br>b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE/b>br>br> Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. Shes on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.br>br> b> /b>Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.br>br> b> /b>But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.br>br> b> /b>After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the afterlife.br>br> b> /b>As the story unfolds, Dawns two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions shes never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadnt turned out to be the person you are right now?
Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other - so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot, as part of an apparent suicide pact. In a single terrifying moment, the parent's face their worst fear: do we ever really know our children at all?
A woman wakes to find herself lying in a graveyard, hurt and bleeding, her memory wiped clean. She doesn't know what she's doing there - or even who she is.She is rescued by an police officer, himself a newcomer to Los Angeles. After days of waiting, she is taken by complete surprise when she is finally identified by Alex Rivers, Hollywood's biggest movie star - and her husband.Cassie is dazzled and bewildered by the fairytale in which she suddenly finds herself. But everything is not quite right, and there is something dark and disturbing behind this glamorous life. It is only as her memory gradually returns that her picture perfect life comes crumbling down, and Cassie is faced with choices she never dreamed she would have to make.
Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her next step would have been unthinkable before her doubts about her maternal ability crept into her mind. Is it possible Paige's baby would be better off without her?
From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.
Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.
From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sisters Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoults anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf--the mothers powerful protective instincts and her newborns unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat--while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parents love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.--The Boston Globe Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.--Entertainment Weekly Jodi Picoults novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.--Los Angeles Times