Thursday, January 29, 2015
Patty Pick for 1/29/15 is THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult
As you can probably tell by now, Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. The stories she writes just get to me. I love the way she pulls you along from each characters point of view. And she always has a twist, I didn't see coming most of the time.
In The Storyteller, Sage Singer is a baker in a local cafe, making wonderful breads that her grandmother taught to her. Her face has been scarred from a terrible accident and she has become a loner, especially after her mother died. She wears her scars on the outside and inside.
She befriends an elderly customer, Joseph Weber, who frequents the bakery to enjoy her bread and treats her with kindness. As they grow closer, he confides his life story. He was a Nazi SS officer and served at Auschwitz. How Sage deals with this shock and the unbelievable question he asks of her, will keep you riveted until the very end of the book. And of course there is the twist you won't see coming!
When Jodi Picoult publishes a book, read it!