Songs of the Humpback Whale: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2001 - Fiction - 346 pages
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Sometimes finding your own voice
is a matter of listening to the heart....

Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.
 

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult Jane has married Oliver who studies the ocean. Jane and Rebecca drive across America to her uncles in MA. There are letters waiting for them at various post ... Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

I didn't like this one very much. It is a story of a "fragile" marriage where the wife (Jane) and husband (Oliver) rarely connect at all, and when they do, the end up fighting. After a fight turns ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
17
Section 4
19
Section 5
30
Section 6
41
Section 7
43
Section 8
54
Section 19
203
Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
253
Section 23
288
Section 24
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Section 25
294
Section 26
305

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
329
Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2001)

Jodi Picoult received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master?s degree in education from Harvard. Her novels include Salem Falls (available in hardcover from Pocket Books), Plain Truth, Mercy, Keeping Faith, and The Pact. Jodi Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her Web site at www.jodipicoult.com.

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