Harvesting the Heart: A Novel
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing
really had to push myself through this one. The description on the back seemed interesting but the characters and storyline really didnt grab me. I did realize in the beginning the story sounded ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - indygo88 - LibraryThing
Paige, having just graduated from high school, flees her Chicago home in search of a fresh start/new life. She almost immediately falls in love, gets married, and has a baby. Along with all of the ... Read full review