[Book Review] The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

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By Jodi Picoult

I first discovered Jodi Picoult through her more recent release, The Book of Two Ways. Since then, I’ve picked up Wish You Were Here and today, I’m reviewing The Storyteller. Needless to say, I’m becoming a big fan.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller is a duel timeline novel, exploring grief and generational trauma. Picoult also explores unlikely friendships along with deeply held secrets in this captivating story.

The central protagonist, Sage, is coping with the guilt and trauma surrounding the loss of her mother. While of Jewish decent, she does not consider herself Jewish. However, her grandmother is a survivor of the Holocaust. Sage discovers a deeper understanding of her grandmother’s past through an unlikely friendship with an elderly man from her grief group and his revelation of a disturbing secret.

Adding additional depth to the story is the inclusion of Sage’s grandmother’s writings in a journal from when she was a teenage, living in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. Her writings were inspired by Polish folklore. The story she crafts, as a young girl, surround by unimaginable terror and suffering, provides interesting insights into her experiences and feelings from the time.

Picoult masterfully crafts an engrossing story from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including Wish You Were Here, The Book of Two Ways, A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, and My Sister’s Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.

Her next novel, Mad Honey, co-written with Jennifer Finney Boylan, is available on October 11th.

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