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Small Great Things
Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
Raised the daughter of a black maid in a privileged white household, Ruth Jefferson is no stranger to prejudice - though as a respected senior nurse, she feels a world away from the inequality that defined her mother's life. Kennedy McQuarrie is a lawyer who defends those who would otherwise be helpless, and would not consider herself a racist by any means. When a white supremacist accuses Ruth of a crime that leads to the death of his new-born baby, and costs Ruth her job, Kennedy knows it is the kind of case she became a lawyer to win. As the trial unfolds and the efforts to establish the truth about what happened in the hospital continue, all three - accused, accuser and defender - will be forced to confront much bigger truths: the truths they tell themselves about the world they live in, the values upon which they've raised their families and the beliefs around which they've lived their lives. Never afraid to confront the moral dilemma of our times in the most human terms, SMALL GREAT THINGS is Jodi Picoult at her thought-provoking, life-affirming best.
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Steph.Titus
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#Book.34.2022

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PageShifter
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Characters were nicely fleshed out and it was easy to relate to them.

This wasn't an easy book to read but really interesting. This made me to ponder some things and that's always positive.

Sometimes I felt there was a bit unnecessary repetition: same scene from several POVs.

This was captivating read.

#SeriesRead2022

TrishB Clever pic 👍🏻 2mo
PageShifter Thank you @TrishB 2mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I have the best husband!! He indulges my obsession with books! He was out today while I‘m at work and saw these books and asked me if I already have them ❤️ I do, but how sweet is that?!?!

#Husbandsoflitsy
#LitsyLove

Jas16 Very sweet! 2mo
IndoorDame Awww 🥰 2mo
DivineDiana A good husband! ❤️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen A keeper!😄 2mo
Q84 Awe that's beautiful 🥰 Every readers dream! 2mo
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SusanLee
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Eggs Yesss! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 4mo
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PageShifter
Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult

One day, you look in the mirror, and see gray hair. One day, you realize there is less of your life left than what you‘ve already lived. And you think, How did this happen so fast? It was only yesterday when I was having my first legal drink, when I was diapering him, when I was young.
When this realization hits, you start doing the math. How much time do I have left? How much can I fit into that small space?

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juleskr02
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read: july 3-30, 2022

this book consists of by far one of the greatest courtroom scenes. the story is excellently written, and learning about the inspiration and process from the author‘s note is so interesting. focusing on hate and love, this book highlights just how similar those strong feelings are. it takes you through so many emotions, highlighting the impact of passive racism, and the resolution is everything. a phenomenal read, truly!

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StephMC82
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Read this book in two days. Loved the perspectives of each character and couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold. Great book club pick!

Leftcoastzen 👏❤️😸reading buddy! 7mo
StephMC82 @Leftcoastzen pretty sure she thought the book was about her, I let her think it haha! 7mo
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juleskr02
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“It just goes to show you: every baby is born beautiful. It‘s what we project on them that makes them ugly.”

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juleskr02
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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Floresj
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Classic Picoult- page turner with some twists and turns, redemption and some likeable characters. Not perfect, but a perfect airport read.

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JaneyWaneyB
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Some times you read a book & you have to take a pause to think whether it was a plot twist, a character, a theme or that it was just such a good read. It was all those things, you are able to stand alongside each character share their experiences with a hand on your shoulder saying "No your experiences are not the same. No you don't really understand." I am still processing this book, my own white privilege & how I can strive to be better.

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JaneyWaneyB
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This is an important book and there were so many moments that resonated with me. This is a must read to help us understand our prejudices and how we can work on ourselves to be better. There were so many quotes in this book but I've chosen these three as I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly and recognised myself

#strivetobebetter #talkingaboutracisim #importantconcersations #importantreads

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 8mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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An impromptu walk into town interrupted my reading session today but it did mean a walk along the seafront between rain showers. I'll never get tired of this view

#rainshowers #nofilter #SundayWellSpent #Southend #Seafront #Walk #BookNerds #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #BookNerdsUnite #BookWitch #BookGeek #ReadABook #LostInABook #SundayReadersClub #BookLover #WeekendReads #JustOneMoreChapter #ProfessionalBookworm

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JaneyWaneyB
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Having a lazy Sunday with my nose in a book, tunes on the radio and a big cup of tea. Only 50 pages in and I am already invested. It is my first Jodi Picoult book and the style is very easy to pick up, looking forward to the nitty gritty of this book

#BookNerd #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #BookWitch #BookGeek #LostInABook #SundayReadersClub #Tea #Books #BookLover #WeekendReads #LetMeRead #ProfessionalBookworm #LostInABook

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amykuc
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My first month to try #bookspin. I‘m using this as a chance to have a starting place from my TBR. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! Glad to have you along!! 9mo
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Elizabeth.Spiess
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I just started this book, but it is about a African American labor and Delivery nurse that experiences racism and discrimination from some of her patients. I choose this book because I like realistic fiction, you wild like this book if your into realistic fiction.

Elizabeth.Spiess One theme in this book is perseverance, it is shown by the amount of hard work Ruth the main character has to go through being a single mom but also working as a dull time labor and delivery nurse. 10mo
Elizabeth.Spiess The point of view of this story is third person omniscient. This point of view is established by the author by having each chapter being from the point of view of a different character and how different each character experienced the events that happened in the first chapter. The way this boom it written offers different perspectives on the events. 10mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Lizzo! I didn't finish this book so if you do, you'll have to tell me what it is all about! 6/6 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Many of Jodi‘s novels end up in a #courtroom, but this is one of my favorites! Her books are always well researched and really make you think about the circumstances at hand…

#SavvySettings

GondorGirl I read tons of her books a number of years ago... maybe I should pick up some of her newer books. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GondorGirl the only one I didn‘t care for was The Book of Two Ways and it could have just been me. 11mo
Eggs Agree with you on Book of Two Ways, and also her first book 11mo
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Just.Linds
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“The difference between the Muslim fathers request and the request make by Turk Bauer was like the difference between day and night.
Between love and hate.” -45

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Lvpthemvp
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When you read a book that doesn‘t include Covid 19 you get a glimpse of how innocent and free we use to live. This book right here? You will be thinking about when you are not reading. The tension. The assumptions. The stereotypes . The fact that the book stems from a real life stories. Read it. Also this was my first #JodiPicoult book. Those of you who know her and live her work, what would you recommend?

megnews I don‘t love her but this one was excellent 13mo
megnews I‘m getting ready to read 13mo
Lvpthemvp Ooooo 19 Minutes looks good! Thanks so much. Let me know how you like The Storyteller 13mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This was my favorite from #March. A tough read but I think an important one.

#12BooksOf2021

Andrew65 A popular book. 13mo
kplovesbooks Loved this one! So powerful! 13mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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An eye opening read. Read for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 and #spoopathon
3.75/5

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triplem80
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While this book certainly had its flaws, I really enjoyed it overall. It definitely kept my attention, and I zoomed through it really quickly. If you're able to get past the fact that one of the main characters is a Black woman being written by a white woman (I know it's a sticking point for some), I think it's worth reading.
And it checked off another #Booked2021 prompt -- #COVIDheroes!

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Not my favorite of hers, but still a solid read 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Wow! This one is going to stay with me for a long time. The writing is great, it was well-researched, and the characters were very fleshed out. The white supremacy chapters were hard to read and made me super uncomfortable, which I‘m sure was the point. But I‘m glad I powered through - it‘s an outstanding read!

#bookspinbingo - yay! 2 bingos!
#booked2021 #COVIDHEROES

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingos!!!! 2y
Cinfhen Awesome 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I definitely liked this one! But uncomfortable is right—and that‘s why I liked it. 2y
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RonniKlein
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The absolute best book I've ever read.

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Crysboehne
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
I wanted to love it. I really did. So many good things have been said about this book, but something fell flat for me, something felt wrong and out of place.

I‘m not saying it was bad, it was well researched and the good characters were quite likeable. I just found myself rolling my eyes more than I should have. So this is a strong meh-pick.

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Babydee2010
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Small great things
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I‘m dying! Things kids say!

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Babydee2010
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Second book of the new year! 52 books in 52 weeks!
Prompt two: featuring the legal profession

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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book deals with racism which I found really tough and jarring to read - especially in the first sections. I thought the characters were really fleshed out and it was a quick and absorbing read. I‘m glad I finally read it.

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Michellesibs
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'Did you know that in The Lion King, the hyenas, the bad guys, all speak in either black or Latino slang? And that the little cubs are told not to go where the hyenas live?'

I always finish a JP book with the same feeling, wow that was a lot. And this book is A LOT. Totally absorbing.

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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So for someone who isn‘t a big fan of this author, I had to read two of her books this month 😂 As my #sundaybuddyread friends know, I am not liking her latest book. But yes @TheBookHippie I found a Picoult book I can get behind. This was a very good story about the racial problems of our justice system and I couldn‘t agree more. The sections in the white supremacist‘s voice were very hard to read. I didn‘t like the end but 👍 overall

FelinesAndFelonies @mollyrotondo Are you struggling with The Book of Two Ways? I started it and put it aside. It just wasn't working for me. 2y
mollyrotondo @FelinesAndFelonies yes I am really struggling! We read a section a week for the buddy read and I can only handle a section a day at the end of the week because I keep putting it down every 20 pages or so. I don‘t like the main character at all. 2y
Sargar114 @mollyrotondo your experience with it is making me think of an earlier #sundaybuddyread 2y
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mollyrotondo @Sargar114 😂 honestly the book of two ways is so much worse than Lydia Bird. At least I understood that Lydia Bird was about grief. I have no clue what the point is of the book of two ways. 2y
Sargar114 @mollyrotondo oh wow!!! Maybe it‘s a good thing my hold didn‘t get released in time then 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 I‘d be very interested in what you think when your hold comes through. A lot of us in the group are not fans 😆 2y
Sargar114 @mollyrotondo oh no! I generally share the group opinion. I‘ll still give it a try but if I‘m not feeling it may be more inclined to bail based on y‘all haha 2y
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Pageturner1
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WOW! Did not expect this book to be so powerful. It is right for this time we are in. I think it was written well.
#superseptember

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Pageturner1
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I have four books to get through till September 20th. I hope I can do it. Got to keep my goals going. The tag book is audible and on my list. It has been an awesome read so far!

@Andrew65

#superseptemberreadathon

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 And you‘ve got this. 👍 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Tonight was the first meeting of the Legacy Meredian bookclub. Our discussion book was “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. We had a lively conversation about this book and racism. If you would like to join us monthly, please let me know.

We started this for our community but all are welcome.

And yes, I am crazy running three book clubs each month. 😆😝🥰

amber_ldsmom I might like to join. What genre do you typically read? 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @amber_ldsmom We just started so I am waiting to hear suggestions from other members and I think we are going to vote on the suggestions each month. Let me know if you are interested. It will be a variety of genres. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“FREEDOM IS THE FRAGILE NECK of a daffodil, after the longest of winters. It‘s the sound of your voice, without anyone drowning you out. It‘s having the grace to say yes, and more important, the right to say no. At the heart of freedom, hope beats: a pulse of possibility.”

One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors #JodiPicoult 📚💗

This book deals with much of what we are dealing with in our country today...

marleed Oh I just read this. I almost bailed because I didn‘t think I could endure the musings of a white supremacist. But I looked at my library and the audio was available for download. I did a buddy read with Audra McDonald as a narrator. That somehow made a huge difference, and I‘m very glad I read this. 2y
ElizaMarie These Mugs are gorgeous! 2y
Pageturner1 beautiful mugs! lovely phrase. Hope your feeling much better!❤️❤️ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed yes!! It was a difficult, but an important read!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie thank you!! A gift from @thebookhippie 💜💜 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Pageturner1 thank you 💕 I‘m better, just having trouble concentrating 😫 2y
OriginalCyn620 Nice quote! 2y
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MallenNC
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I have seen two book events with Jodi Picoult, sponsored by our local indie at the college where I work. For Small Great Things she was interviewed by Damon Tweedy, author of Black Man in a White Coat. For A Spark of Light she was interviewed by John Grisham. The thing I remember most is that she talked about all the research she does before she ever starts writing, and Grisham said he doesn‘t research at all until he‘s finished! #AugustAuthors

Graciouswarriorprincess @MallenNC I can‘t wait for her new book! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve only read one #JodiPicoult book and I‘ve had this one for a while but just haven‘t gotten to it.
#augustauthors

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites!! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#AugustAuthors Day 27: I received this #JodiPicoult novel along with all these other goodies for feature at GatheringBooks a few years back. One of the many things I miss in Singapore. 😭😭

TrishB Supposed to be in Singapore in 4 weeks with work, having to do all mtgs online instead ☹️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a great book!!! 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Going to put this book in hibernation. Just finding that the readability factor isn't there for this audiobook. I do have to admit the male narrator makes you really hate Turk. I really do loathe Turk with every fiber of my being. I'm probably going to read the e-book at some point down the road. I'm sure I'll like this book as it has a 92% pick rating on here.

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TheRiehlDeal
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1. Tagged. Also, I'm slowly making my way through A Game of Thrones.
2. Robin by Dave Itzkoff.
3. Malorie by Josh Malerman.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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marleed
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I selected this book with no idea of content as I read down my JP stack, but very nearly bailed after 15 minutes. I have no tolerance - none - for the opinions of a white suprematist. Before bailing, I saw my library made the audiobook available. The incredible Audra McDonald gives voice to the narration of Ruth Jefferson - it changed my whole experience.

JamieArc Oh I love Audra McDonald. Will have to put this on hold for the audiobook! Glad you added that tidbit. 2y
JamieArc Fun puzzle by the way! 2y
marleed @JamieArc - Yes, her voice on this story is excellent. Also, there‘s an author‘s note at the end with Jodi explaining why she wanted to tackle this subject. ...Oh my gosh, I put that 1000 piece Charlie Harper puzzle together this month - it was hard and it kept me up until 3 am one night which is unheard of for me! 2y
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JamieArc I didn‘t realize it was Charlie Harper! We have some beautiful Charlie Harper trivets that we get out at Christmas. I‘ll have to search for some puzzles of his prints. 2y
marleed @JamieArc OMG - Charlie Harper has great merchandise. It‘s now become a thing for my DIL to gift me with CH - I have 3 crossword puzzles and I‘m hesitant to start one when I get it. It must be my crack cocaine because I can‘t stop until it‘s down. I bought fabric a couple years ago and my artist of a sister made an awesome mid century inspired quilt for me! 2y
Sparklemn This is the first I‘ve heard of Charlie Harper. Great products! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Jodi‘s novels always bring about a #ripple of emotions with the controversial topics she writes about...

#BeautifulWords

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t gotten around to this one yet! 3y
Bklover Those cups are beautiful! Was having a hard day today and got your beautiful letter! Thank you my friend for reminding me that I have friends out there. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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DAB Someone like Jodi. I think she is an amazing writer but I can only do one of her books a year. They are so emotional trying. 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Nice collection. I have a shelf with all her books. And I shelf of all the Chris Bohjalian books too. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover @TheBookHippie gave them to me 💜💜 you have my number, please text or call anytime!! I‘ve been a little down myself. Sending you love and hugs 🤗❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DAB they are! We are reading her new book In November for our #SundayBuddyRead (The Book of Two Ways) if you would like to join us!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Graciouswarriorprincess thank you!! I have several of his, but haven‘t read them yet 🙈🙊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 so good and relates to what‘s going on right now... 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks If you like Jodi, you will like Chris. Happy reading! 😃📚 3y
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Mleanne
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It was so hard to read without being angry, but I wanted to understand and hear the story so much that I continued. I don‘t regret it one bit. 10/10.

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Wow, what a page turner! And I gasped at the end. I know this was popular in 2017, but I‘m never on trend or in-the-loop...I‘m glad I finally picked it out of my stack. This would be an excellent book club book because there is so much to discuss. 4/5 ⚖️s

CBee I LOVED this one. 2y
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peacegypsy
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Starting this today, about a year behind everyone else. 😊

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starlight97
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This was my first book by Jodi Picoult and she did not disappoint. This is a story that makes you think hard about race and prejudice and I'd happily make it a mandatory read for everyone.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

bookishbitch I really liked this one too. And the letter from the author was a nice addition to explain how she made sure she wasn't insensitive to actual black voices as a white author. 3y
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lilpumpkin2.0
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This book was very fast pace. I found myself subconsciously turning the pages and as I got toward the end of the book, it was getting SUPER good. She is a good writer. Initially I had asked myself whether the ending would be positive and sure enough i was right. Hint: Just by looking at the title of the book, one can determine whether it is negative or positive!

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May 16, 2020 Today I went to Target and looked at the book section. I went straight for the book section. There were so many books that I saw and wondered: Hmmmm I am in awe of all the new authors. I wanted to get In Five Years (didnt see it) because I read the synopsis of it but chose this one and read the back. I think this is my first time reading one of her books. FYI: The theme is racism.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks awesome book!! All of hers are though!! 3y
lilpumpkin2.0 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is the only one i have of hers. What are some others i can look forward to?? 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @lilpumpkin2.0 all of them!! You can‘t go wrong!! 🙌🏻 3y
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What an amazing book! I know Jodi Picoult write about touch subjects but how she tackled racism and white supremacy was astonishing. I‘m very impressed with the story and the writing in this book. Will definitely recommend. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mishu94 I have been wanting to read this book for a really long time now! I think it‘s time I should give in 🙈 3y
TamTracy @Mishu94 I was the same way! I had no idea how powerful it would be. 3y
Mishu94 @TamTracy I‘ll give it a go then! It‘s timeeee! 😁 3y
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