Nineteen Minutes

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 5, 2008 - Fiction - 455 pages
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Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.
  

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My major complaint about this book is the ending. - LibraryThing
Jodi Picoult is a great writer. - LibraryThing
It was an emotional roller coaster and a page turner. - LibraryThing
Overall, though, an excellent piece of writing. - LibraryThing
His parts were especially hard to read. - LibraryThing
The ending was incredible. - LibraryThing

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I am rating this a 3, but I have to say that I was so annoyed with the ending that I almost wanted to rate this a 1. I usually stay away from anything labeled as "chick lit" and unfortunately, much of ... Read full review

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I am rating this a 3, but I have to say that I was so annoyed with the ending that I almost wanted to rate this a 1. I usually stay away from anything labeled as "chick lit" and unfortunately, much of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a masterís degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sisterís Keeper, for which she received the American Library Associationís Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

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