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  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult Jane has married Oliver who studies the ocean. Jane and Rebecca drive across America to her uncles in MA. There are letters waiting for them at various post ... Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

I didn't like this one very much. It is a story of a "fragile" marriage where the wife (Jane) and husband (Oliver) rarely connect at all, and when they do, the end up fighting. After a fight turns ... 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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