Nineteen Minutes

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Allen & Unwin, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 600 pages
240 Reviews
'Picoult makes us ponder the ambiguous relationships between love and lying, legality and morality; the strange ways repressed memories leak into the present.' Los Angeles Times

Intricately textured and rich with psychological and social insight, Jodi Picoult's novels grab readers by the throat from page one and never let go. As emotionally charged as any she has written, Nineteen Minutes is one of her most powerful works to date.

Set in a small town in the wake of a horrific school shooting, Nineteen Minutes features the return of two beloved Picoult characters - Jordan McAfee, the lawyer from The Pact and Salem Falls, who once again finds himself representing a boy who desperately needs someone on his side; and Patrick Ducharme, the intrepid detective introduced in Perfect Match, whose best witness is the daughter of the superior court judge assigned to the case. As the story unfolds, layer after layer is peeled back to reveal some hard-hitting questions about the nature of justice, the balance of power and what it means to be different.

Nineteen Minutes is a riveting, thought-provoking tale with a jaw-dropping finale.

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User Review  - justacatandabook - LibraryThing

I know a lot of people call Picoult formulaic, but I can't help it -- call me a fan of the formula. This book is reminiscent of such Picoult classics as The Pact and Salem Falls in that it features a ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

4.25 stars Peter and Josie were friends when they were little. Things changed as they grew up; Peter was bullied and Josie became part of the popular crowd. Alex, Josie's mom, is a judge. As a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jodi Picoult, who has fifteen novels and three children to her credit, was born and raised on Long Island. She received a doctorate in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard.

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