Harvesting the Heart: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1995 - Fiction - 464 pages
30 Reviews


Jodi Picoult’s Captivating Second Novel
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Lone Wolf, and the forthcoming The Storyteller, 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. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. 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, make her doubt both her maternal ability and her sense of self worth. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters and explores issues and emotions readers can relate to.


“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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It got worse near the ending. - Goodreads
The character development was great. - Goodreads
Once I got there, the ending was weak. - Goodreads
My best advice is to skip it, and read Plain Truth. - Goodreads
Not to mention, the writing was rather inelegant. - Goodreads
In addition, the plot was predictable. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User Review  - Marieanne Fabiano - Goodreads

This book was most definitely not awesome! I disliked each of the characters, who each had no redeeming qualities and yet, I could not put it down. It's one of those books that you hate reading, but ... Read full review

Contents

Paige
1
Paige
9
Nicholas
25
Nicholas
41
Paige
56
Paige
69
Nicholas
75
Paige
91
Paige
252
Nicholas
267
Paige
275
Nicholas
280
Paige
290
Nicholas
310
Paige
316
Nicholas
330

Paige
106
Nicholas
116
Paige
134
Paige
148
Nicholas
160
Paige
164
Paige
173
Nicholas
181
Paige
188
Nicholas
200
Paige
208
Paige
221
Nicholas
228
Paige
233
Nicholas
246
chapter 31
339
chapter 32
348
chapter 33
355
chapter 34
368
chapter 35
376
chapter 36
390
chapter 37
399
chapter 38
407
chapter 39
423
chapter 40
430
chapter 41
433
chapter 42
441
chapter 43
443
chapter 44
449
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About the author (1995)

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received her A.B. in Creative Writing from Princeton University, and her M.Ed. from Harvard University.

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