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Authors to read if you love Jodi Picoult

Jodi Lynn Picoult (born May 19, 1966) is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Currently approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages.

Jodi Picoult writes wonderful stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations. If you enjoy her books, you may like the books and authors listed below!


Kristin Hannah

bookcoverThe great alone: A Novel – Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, Alaska. It’s 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation.

 

bookcover (1)Angel Falls: A Novel – When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors tell Liam not to expect a recovery, but he believes that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Daily he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her stories of the precious life they have built together, hoping against hope that she will wake up.

 


Meg Waite Clayton

bookcover (2)The Wednesday daughters: A Novel – It is early evening when Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage in England’s pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally — one of a close-knit group of women who called themselves the Wednesday Sisters — had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, first introduced as little girls in The Wednesday Sisters, now grown women grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history

bookcover (3)The Wednesday sisters: a novel – Five young California homemakers forge a bond of friendship that sustains them through the turbulent 1960s and beyond. Meeting weekly, the Wednesday Sisters share a love of writing, literary classics, and the Miss America Pageant–in a moving testament to the mysterious link between friends.

 

 


Jane Green

bookcover (4)Summer secrets: a novel – At twenty seven, Catherine Coombs, also known as Cat, is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. Her lunchtimes consist of several glasses of wine at the bar downstairs in the office, her evenings much the same, swigging the free booze and eating the free food at a different launch or party every night. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral.

 

bookcover (5)Family pictures – The lives to two women who live on opposite coasts are connected in ways they never could have imagined. When a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart. As dark secrets from the past reveal themselves, will these two be able to learn to forgive, for the sake of their children, if not for themselves?

 

 


Diane Chamberlain

bookcover (6)Necessary lies: a novel – After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, Ivy realizes they might need more than she can give. Jane Forrester, Grace County’s newest social worker, doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.

 

bookcover (7)The silent sister: [a novel] – Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

 


Elin Hilderbrand

bookcover (8)Summerland: a novel – After a fatal car crash during a summer celebration on Nantucket island, four teenagers question if the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem; is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstance; and, can true friendship ever really die?

 

 

bookcover (9)The love season – It’s a hot August Saturday on Nantucket Island. Over the course of the next 24 hours, two lives will be transformed forever. Marguerite Beale, former chef of culinary hot spot Les Parapluies, has been out of the public eye for over a decade. This all changes with a phone call from Marguerite’s goddaughter, Renata Knox. Marguerite has not seen Renata since the death of Renata’s mother, Candace Harris Knox, fourteen years earlier.

 


Jacquelyn Mitchard

bookcover (10)The deep end of the ocean – After Beth Cappadora’s youngest son, Ben, vanishes in Chicago, she slowly descends into a deep depression, affecting her husband, Pat, and her other children. Relocating to Chicago several years later, they are shocked to discover a local boy named Sam who looks strikingly similar to Ben. Along with detective Candy Bliss, the family must relive their trauma and find out the truth about Sam.

 

bookcover (11)A theory of relativity – Gordon McKenna is a handsome 24-year-old science teacher who thought life was as tough as it could get when his only sister, Georgia, was diagnosed with cancer. Then she and her husband die in a car crash, leaving behind their one-year-old daughter, Keefer. Gordon willingly gives up his self-involved bachelor life and adopts his beloved niece. Georgia’s in-laws, however, have different wishes for their granddaughter. Well heeled, conservative and wealthy, they believe their born-again Christian niece and her husband should get custody of the child. Their challenge to Gordon’s custody lies in the fact that both he and Georgia were adopted children, with “only” love, not blood, connecting Gordon and Keefer. Thus begins the custody battle which makes up the bulk of this book.


Priscille Sibley

bookcover (12)The promise of stardust: [a novel] – Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything – except the baby they’ve always wanted. When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated.

 


Barbara Delinsky

bookcover (14)Sweet salt air – Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed.

 

 

 

bookcover (13)The secret between us – Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace, are driving home from a party when their car hits a man running in the dark. Grace was at the wheel, but Deborah sends her home before the police arrive, determined to shoulder the blame for the accident. Her decision then turns into a deception that takes on a life of its own and threatens the special bond between mother and daughter.

 


 

 

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