Book Review: The Storyteller

For my latest book club book with some friends, we read the book The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Amazon's description of the book is:
"Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?"

And that description is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this story.
I can't tell you how much I got into this book. It was incredibly well-written, with 2 other stories happening within the main story. This book has love, hate, war, sadness/despair,'s impressive.

It was nothing like what I expected going in, but I'm so glad that I read it. I think anyone who reads it will agree that it is incredible.


  1. This sounds great!!! I love Jodi Picoult!

  2. I've taken a long break from Jodi Picoult but have recently started The Pact. I love her novels but MAN, do they make me cry and this one has tear-fest written all over it. Guess I better get some kleenex if I want to read it, right? Ha!

  3. This is the best of her books! Sometimes her books seem very formulaic, but this one branched out while still creating a serious ethical dilemma.

  4. Sounds VERY interesting! I've never read any of her books because they're all sad. Lol. But I like the plot description of this one!

  5. Sounds very intriguing. Jodi Picoult writes some heartbreakers.

  6. I love JP - adding it to my goodreads list :)

    Stopping by from Book Club Friday!

  7. I keep hearing great things about this one! I've only read one Jodi Picoult book so far, but from everything I've heard this may be the next one I'd want to read.

  8. I enjoyed this book! My favorite of Jodi Picoult's are 19 Minutes and Change of Heart.


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