Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult #washingtonsquarepress ~ Publication 11-15-2005

How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can’t recall…until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it—and threatens to jeopardize her future.

With Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult explores how life—as we know it—might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we’ve loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with understanding, insight, and compassion.

How far would you go to protect you daughter? Would you commit a crime? Would you assume a new life? Would you take her away from everything she once new and begin a again?

Andrew, loving father and grandfather, has always been there for everything in his daughter Delia’s life. Now, he’s a grandfather to Sophie and his love for her is just as unwavering. But one day, a knock at the door will change their lives forever. Family secrets are revealed, memories are rehashed, and the future seems bleak at best.

Like I have said in every Jodi Picoult book reviewed on our blog…she has an unbelievable talent for drawing the reader in and keeping them on the edge of their seats! Every issue she writes about is researched and written about on such an intricate level making the reader a part of every character’s story.

It is impossible to read this story and not bond with Andrew, Delia, Sophie, Erik, Fitz….😳 just incredible! Of course in perfect Jodi Picoult style, the end will send chills up and down your spine! Also like every Picoult story I’ve read, I will remember this plot long after this book is placed back on my shelf. Memorable, exciting, fantastically written, and completely enthralling! Two Girls and a Book Obsession LOVE Jodi Picoult!

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Jodi Picoult is the #1 bestselling author of twenty-five novels including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, The Storyteller, Leaving Time, the acclaimed #1 bestseller, Small Great Things, which explored the issues of power, privilege and race, and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Picoult’s most recent novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT., published on October 2, 2018, was her tenth consecutive instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and was praised as “Picoult at her fearless best” by the Washington Post.

Picoult’s books have been translated into thirty-four languages in thirty-five countries. Four novels – The Pact, Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle, and Salem Falls – have been made into television movies. My Sister’s Keeper was a film released from New Line Cinema, with Nick Cassavetes directing and Cameron Diaz starring. SMALL GREAT THINGS has been optioned for motion picture adaptation by Amblin Entertainment and is set to star Viola Davis and Julia Roberts. Picoult’s two Young Adult novels, Between The Lines and Off The Page, co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer, have been adapted and developed by the authors into a musical entitled Between The Lines which had its world premiere in September 2017 at the Kansas City Repertory Theater and is expected to premiere Off-Broadway in Summer 2019.

Picoult is the recipient of many awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Awards from the YALSA, a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America, and the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of New Haven. She is also a member of the advisory board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Picoult is the recipient of many awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Awards from the YALSA, a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America, and the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of New Haven. She is also a member of the advisory board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband. They have three children.

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  1. Reblogged this on Yolandi Serfontein and commented:
    Jodi Picoult is one of my all time favourite authours. Small Great Things was an excellent read which I read twice already. I can only hope that her latest release is just as brilliant as Small Great Things.

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