Songs of the Humpback Whale

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jun 25, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Jane had always lived in somebody's shadow. Escaping a childhood of abuse by marrying oceanographer Oliver Jones, she finds herself taking second place to his increasingly successful career. However, when her daughter Rebecca is similarly treated, Jane's dramatic stand takes them all by surprise. Jane and Rebecca set out to drive across America to the sanctuary of the New England apple orchard where Jane's brother Joley works. Oliver, used to tracking male humpback whales across vast oceans, now has the task of tracking his wife across a continent. To do so he must learn to see the world - and even himself - through her eyes...

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User Review  - Stevie - Goodreads

Now normally I love a Jodi Picoult book. She is one of my favorite authors. But this book just rubbed me the wrong way. Well, in particular Jane did. I had no problem with her trip, and her and her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merredith - Goodreads

I'm a big Jodi Picoult fan, so I'm trying to read all of her books. This one came, and i looked at the premise and thought - eh? I started reading and thought eh! Skimming forward and reading the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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