From the Publisher
Some stories live forever . . .
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing
the day's breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of
loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother's death.
When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage's grief support group,
begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely
friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the
hidden scars that others can't, and they become companions.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried
and shameful secret-one that nobody else in town would ever
suspect-and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes,
she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones
as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the
integrity of the closest friend she's ever had clouded, Sage begins
to question the assumptions and expectations she's made about her
life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral
imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and
justice, forgiveness and mercy?
In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores
the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep
the past from dictating the future.
About the Author
Jodi Picoult was born in Nesconset, New York on May 19, 1966. She received a degree in creative writing from Princeton University in 1987 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she landed a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. Her first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale, was published in 1992. Her other works include Picture Perfect, Mercy, The Pact, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, House Rules, Sing You Home, and Lone Wolf. My Sister's Keeper was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz. She received the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. She also wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. Her title Between the Lines made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
About the Book
An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Picoult. Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him.
Published: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439102767
ISBN - 13: 9781439102763