Harvesting the Heart: A Novel

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1995 - Fiction - 464 pages
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family.

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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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

Paige ran away from Chicago and landed in Massachusetts when she was just 18. With nothing more than her dufflebag, $100, and ghosts haunting her, she set out to live her life. Nicholas was from a ... Read full review

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This book tells the story of an unlikely couple. Paige is an uneducated young woman who runs away from home at the age of 18 and ends up working in a diner where she meets Nicholas who is an up and ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
Conception 19851993
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Growth Summer 1993
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About the author (1995)

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper, and the highly anticipated Small Great Things. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


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