Vanishing Acts

Publisher details

Vanishing Acts
Author
Jodi Picoult
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 April, 2005

Synopsis

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own Search and Rescue bloodhound which she uses to find missing persons. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. What are these memories and what do they mean? In shock and confusion, Delia must search out the truth among these newly discovered recollections even when they threaten to devastate her life, and the lives of those she loves most.With consummate skill and sensitivity, Jodi Picoult examines what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us, and questions who we trust to tell us the story of our lives before we are capable of remembering it ourselves.Vanishing Acts is an impressive exploration of the very nature and power of memory. ''The compelling story weaves characters and plot so richly that it's impossible to take sides in the questions of what was justified and what wasn't."  Woman's Day"A polished and riveting read."  Australian Women's Weekly“Picoult.... is a pro at lively storytelling. Vanishing Acts is richly textured and engaging.”  The Boston Globe“What is it about a Jodi Picoult novel that wraps the reader tighter than a spider's silk in the timely, but never trendy, intricacies of story? Never more gripping is the master plotter than in this, the story of Delia Hopkins, a rescue tracker on the run from strange and terrifying mysteries that stubbornly surface from her own past. Delia can rescue the lost with a wizard's skill, but can she rescue herself? Jodi Picoult is a modern treasure.”  Jacquelyn Mitchard“The worlds Picoult creates for her characters resonate with authenticity, and the people who inhabit them are so engaging.”  People“ Picoult is a master at convincing readers that there are shades of gray between what is right and wrong.”  Orlando Sentinel“Picoult makes us ponder the ambiguous relationships between love and lying, legality and morality; the strange ways repressed memories leak into the present.”  Los Angeles Times“As usual, Picoult spins a terrifically suspenseful tale by developing just the right human-interest elements…an experience novelist takes her sweet time to rich rewards: overall, an affecting saga, nicely handled.”  Kirkus Reviews 
Jodi Picoult
About the author

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six novels, including A Spark of LightSmall Great ThingsLeaving TimeThe StorytellerLone WolfHouse RulesNineteen MinutesThe Pact and My Sister's Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Jodi lives in New Hampshire.

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