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The Storyteller

A Novel
Picoult, Jodi (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Storyteller
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Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who is 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 is right. Can someone who has committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you are not the party who was wronged? And most of all, if Sage even considers his request, is it murder, or justice? What do you do when evil lives next door?
Authors: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title: The storyteller
a novel
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2013
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition
Characteristics: ix, 460 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jodi Picoult
Summary: Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who is 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 is right. Can someone who has committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you are not the party who was wronged? And most of all, if Sage even considers his request, is it murder, or justice? What do you do when evil lives next door?
Alternate Title: Story teller : a novel
ISBN: 9781439102763
1439102767
Branch Call Number: FICTION PICOULT 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Bakers Fiction Friendship Fiction Good and evil Fiction Ex-Nazis Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Bakers
Friendship
Good and evil
Ex-Nazis
LCCN: 2012048982
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Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who's particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her question her beliefs--and to wonder if his request would be murder or justice.


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Oct 26, 2014
  • Cheri_rishi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It moved me. I love Jodi's writing. It changes perspective with every chapter and one never gets bored. This was an amazing book and I loved each and every moment of it.

Sep 08, 2014
  • chawki7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So interesting hearing the Holocost from an aging Nazi point of view and a survivors point of view. So intense and emotional. Great read but somewhat depressing.

Aug 03, 2014
  • laylaaa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book.. five stars.. make sure you have kleenex nearby..

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.

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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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