The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Jodi Picoult

2013, Atria


Picoult scores again with her latest book, The Storyteller. Picoult has a knack for taking an issue and twisting it so that the reader becomes emotionally involved in an issue that is more than fifty shades of gray.

Follow Sage Singer as she reluctantly befriends an elderly gentleman who frequents her bakery. Both Sage and Josef Weber have secrets that define their lives. As the story unfolds the reader is allowed to share in the disparate points of view of two surviving Holocaust survivors and their families.

There are multiple stories being played out in the text and at times they become confusing. However, by the end Picoult manages to masterfully weave mythology, concentration camps and religious beliefs all into one compelling tale.

As always, Picoult encourages her readers to consider the opposite point of view rather than the prevalent one. She pushes and shoves until the reader sees the possibility of a point of view that goes against the grain.

Overall, a great page turner and one that I would highly recommend.

About Fawn Musick

Writings to make you Smile and Think. Fawn is an award winning newspaper columnist. She is an avid writer, blogger, and mom. Her advice comes from her years of mothering her eight children.
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