Vanishing Acts

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 19, 2005 - Fiction - 418 pages
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Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancÚ, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it.

What happens when you learn you are not who you thought you were? When the people you've loved and trusted suddenly change before your eyes? When getting your deepest wish means giving up what you've always taken for granted? Vanishing Acts explores how life as we know it might not turn out the way we imagined; how doing the right thing could mean doing the wrong thing; and how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat.

 

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Delia Hopkins was six years old when her father allowed her to be his assistant in the amateur magic act he performed at the local senior center's annual Christmas pageant. "I learned a lot that night ... Read full review

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I'd give it 5 stars if I hadn't read a few other Picoult books that were more thrilling. I easily put the book down (often!) until the last 3rd. Stick with it. SHe has this way of making almost every sentence count....everything is metaphorical and important. Love that. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
37
Section 4
77
Section 5
86
Section 6
105
Section 7
137
Section 8
157
Section 16
357
Section 17
384
Section 18
421
Section 19
423
Section 20
462
Section 21
479
Section 22
534
Section 23
551

Section 9
186
Section 10
199
Section 11
229
Section 12
249
Section 13
279
Section 14
319
Section 15
341
Section 24
568
Section 25
573
Section 26
583
Section 27
594
Section 28
600
Section 29
603
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Jodi Picoult is the author of nineteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sing You Home, 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 website at JodiPicoult.com.

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