Salem Falls

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Simon and Schuster, 2002 - Fiction - 434 pages
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Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him.

A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets -- and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

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User Review  - Northern_Light - LibraryThing

Jack St Bride is freed from jail after serving 8 months for having a sexual relationship with a pupil and unable to go by to teaching ends up as a worker in a diner in Salem Falls. There he finds ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarshaKT - LibraryThing

Mediocre writing about stock characters in a soap opera plot. After reading the other reviews here, I'm glad I only invested 100 pages worth of my time Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Jodi Picoult's previous novels include Perfect Match, Plain Truth, and Mercy. Her next novel, Second Glance, is forthcoming in hardcover from Atria Books. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Her Web site can be found at

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