The storyteller : a novel by Jodi Picoult

storyteller  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  The storyteller : a novel

Author:  Jodi Picoult

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Sage carries many scars – one very noticeable scar on her face but many more are concealed internally. The scars lead her to hide as a baker, kneading and baking the most aromatic rolls and breads through the dark nights for the little bakery and also “allows” her affair with a married man. As Sage tries to work through her grief in a group setting, she meets a retired 90something teacher, Josef Weber, that frequents the bakery with his beloved dog. Their friendship deepens until Josef asks for a favor – a unbelievable favor that astounds and enrages Sage and makes her immediately think of her Jewish grandmother.

An amazing book with a deep, complex plot told narratively by several characters, including Sage and Josef. It was a book I couldn’t put down, staying up night after night until the wee hours – questioning myself about the moral complications that were woven throughout the Storyteller. It left me quite unsettled…still..

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