Harvesting the Heart: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1995 - Fiction - 464 pages
13 Reviews
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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Good but drags on

User Review  - Mighty Bookworm - Borders

Very insightful in describing the new mother's emotions, however, the story seems to drag on and on. The story seems to focus too much on small details. Overall a good read but the story could have been shorter. Not what I expected from Jodi Picoult. Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Just couldn't get into this book. Didn't like the characters and after 100 pages, I don't want to waste my time reading something I just don't like. Too many other books to read. :) 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 is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "House Rules", " Handle With Care", " Change of Heart", " Nineteen Minutes", ""and" My Sister's Keeper". She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her at JodiPicoult.com.

Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school. She conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mom, who was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, Samantha can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver--for whom the prince in this fairy tale was named.

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