The other day, I met up with my aunt and uncle in Framingham, MA to see Jodi Picoult for a reading and book signing.
We all purchased her new book, which came out that day (Feb 26), without really knowing what it would be about, but Jodi did what we figured she would, and gave us an overview of the book and also read a chapter.
The Storyteller (which I haven’t read yet but plan on doing soon) is about a woman, Sage, who is asked by a well-respected member of society if she will euthanize him. He also tells her a deep, dark secret of his former life as a Nazi, so he believes he deserves to die. Sage’s grandmother was in a concentration camp.
Jodi’s reading was beautiful, poignant, and very well-researched.
After, she spoke to the audience about a few Holocaust survivors she had met. One was about a woman who was freed from a concentration camp by Americans. An American held
the door for her, and she said, don’t you know I’m Jewish? He said he was, too, and that was the beginning of their relationship, which later turned into marriage.
Then she took audience questions, talked some more, and finally autographed the novels. I got my picture taken with her, gave her one of my cards, and she even said she liked the name of my blog!
Jodi Picoult seemed real, genuine, and someone I’d want to be friends with. In addition to being a fabulous author who tackles the tough issues of course! I can’t wait to read The Storyteller.
What do you think about the storyline to the book?
Thanks for reading,