Plain Truth

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 7, 2007 - Fiction - 405 pages
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From the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country -- and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide -- and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within -- to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.
 

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Not Jodis best but good nonetheless

User Review  - judylynn - Overstock.com

I love Jodi Picoults books. This one disappointed me just a little in that about halfway into the book it just dragged along. The appearance of Coop as Ellies love interest seemed too fabricated. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

The story itself isn't that wonderful, and I found it a little predictable, but the detail and the research she does is impressive and interesting! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
22
Section 4
47
Section 5
66
Section 6
85
Section 7
102
Section 8
124
Section 12
256
Section 13
270
Section 14
298
Section 15
311
Section 16
336
Section 17
364
Section 18
386
Section 19
393

Section 9
162
Section 10
214
Section 11
243
Section 20
402
Section 21
408
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Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

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