Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world.
Sleeping by day and working in a bakery by night, she kneads her
emotion into the beautiful bread she bakes.
But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet
man old enough to be her grandfather, and respected pillar of the
community, she feels that finally, she may have found someone she can
open up to.
Until Josef tells her the evil secret he’s kept for sixty years.
Caught between Josef’s search for redemption and her shattered
illusions, Sage turns to her family history and her own life for answers. As
she uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a
twisting trail between betrayal and forgiveness, love and revenge. And
ask herself the most difficult question she has ever faced - can murder
ever be justice? Or mercy?
Never has a work of fiction seemed so realistic to me, all of the different stories magnificently intertwined to create a book which is truly on a new level. There are certain books that leave you bereft knowing that there is no more story to tell and this is one of them. -- Amy, Waterstones, UK Beautifully written, compelling fiction. I couldn't put it down. I'm now bereft! -- Ros, Burway Books, UK Hard to put down. This book lingers with you after you've finished ... It has compassion, anger, and a small touch of happily ever after that doesn't destroy the realism of the main events. If you can stomach a story based in the horrors of Nazi concentration camps then read THE STORYTELLER. It's worth the time you'll spend lost in its pages. -- Sarah Talbot, UK bookseller Praise for LONE WOLF -- : 'Picoult fans will love it' -- Sunday Express 'LONE WOLF could have been an overblown sob story, but the excellent Jodi picoult moulds it into superior literary ficton in a gripping human story.' -- Mail on Sunday There are many aspirants to her throne, but nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult -- USA Today 'Never one to shy away from moral and ethical dilemmas, or from presenting every side of the debate, Picoult gives her readers all the virtuosic plotting, cliffhangers and twists they've come to expect' -- Daily Mail 'Picoult tackles this sensitive subject with her usual flawless research and convincing characters ... as is Picoult's signature style, the reader is left just as torn as the characters over the best solution. Thought-provoking and gripping.' -- SHE 'Picoult as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject.' -- Publishers Weekly 'It's as fascinating as eavesdropping.' -- Saga 'An absorbing read.' ***** -- Woman's Own 'Heartache and an unbearable decision are at the centre of Jodi Picoult's latest powerful book.' **** -- Star magazine
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include HOUSE RULES, NINETEEN MINUTES, and MY SISTER'S KEEPER. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
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Reviewed by Mariam from Cape Town on 03 May 2013
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Reviewed by Kalahari Books on behalf of Hodder & Stoughton on 17 April 2013
“Why would you try to kill yourself?”
“Because I should be dead, Sage. It’s what I deserve. And you can help me.” He hesitates. “You showed me your scars. I only ask you to let me show you mine.”
It strikes me that I know nothing about this man, except for what he has chosen to share with me. And now, apparently, he’s picked me to help him carry out his assisted suicide. “Look Josef,” I say gently. “You do need help, but not for the reason you think. I don’t go around committing murder.”
“Perhaps not.” He reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a small photograph, its edges scalloped. He presses it into my palm.
In the picture, I see a man, much younger than Josef -- with the same widow’s peak, the same hooked nose, a ghosting of his features. He is dressed in the uniform of an SS guard, and he is smiling.
“But I did,” he says.
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