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Plain Truth

by Jodi Picoult

Moving seamlessly from psychological drama to courtroom suspense, Plain Truth is a triumph of contemporary storytelling. Jodi Picoult presents a fascinating portrait of Amish life rarely witnessed by those outside the faith – and discovers a place where circumstances are not always what they seem, where love meets falsehood, and where relationships grow strong enough to transcend death.

When Ellie Hathaway decides to defend an unmarried Amish woman against the charge of the murder of her own child, the urban-savvy defence attorney finds herself caught in a clash of cultures with a people whose channels of justice are markedly different from her own.

Plain Truth is the extraordinary story of two unforgettable women – and what happens when their disparate worlds collide.


“A Witness-meets-Agnes of God courtroom thriller… both absorbing and affecting.”  Entertainment Weekly

“Appealing, suspenseful… Reads like a cross between the Harrison Ford movie Witness and Scott Turow’s novel Presumed Innocent, with a dose of television’s The Practice thrown in to spice up the legal dilemmas.”  Arizona Republic

“[A] suspenseful, richly layered drama.”  People


Book Club Notes
01 January, 1999

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three novels, the last eight debuting at number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


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