Harvesting the Heart: A Novel (Google eBook)
From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Leaving Time
Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave.
Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of.
“A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to... the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review
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Review: Harvesting the HeartUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
Jodi Picoults worst. The characters were so dull and predictable--the pretentious, unemotional and rich doctor, the confused, artsy, vulnerable little girl...all her characters in her other novels are ... Read full review
Review: Harvesting the HeartUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
I've marked this as "read" even though I'm not quite done, because I know I'll finish it. Not because it's a really great book (it's not), but just because Jodi Picoult is a good writer. Definitely ... Read full review