The Storyteller

When we go on long trips, I usually take a few books along with me to read.  A great way to pass the time.  I don’t need to worry about driving for my dear husband prefers to have the pleasure of driving.  

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult is one book.that I brought along this time.  I am really enjoying it!  So glad that my sweet friend Jodi mentioned it in her blog before and that I remembered it!

It is a piece of fiction that causes you to think deeply.  The story deals with  the complex issue of human character.  How much can one person really change?  Forgiveness, compassion and honesty with one’s self are weaved through an intriguing story.  The story also deals largely with a dark part of our world’s history. 

I highly reccomend this book.  Even if you are one who doesn’t care much for Fiction I think you will be caught up in Jodi’s style of writing and find yourself captivated.  

Here are a few quotes from the book to spark your curiosity.

“I’d realize that when she gardens, she never sees the seed.  She is already picturing the plant it will become.”

“I’ve thought about all the things I could have done differently, and if it would have led to another outcome.  But thinking doesn’t change anything, does it?”

“Make sure I die on a cool day, when there is a nice breeze. Before the birds fly south, so that they can sing for me.”

“I realized in that instant the reason Minka has never spoken of her experience during the war is not that she had forgotten the details.  It’s because she remembers every last one…”

“Every time after that it became easier, because if I didn’t do it again, I would be reminded of that first time I did not say no. Repeat the same action over and over again, and eventually it will feel right. Eventually there isn’t even any guilt.”

9 thoughts on “The Storyteller

  1. Jodi Picoult’s “The Storyteller” is one of her many great books. I had read it soon after it was published and then again after our Jodi wrote about it on her blog. I enjoyed it just as much this second time, tears and all. She writes the best dialogue and you feel that you know the characters well by the end of her books. You chose some wonderful passages from the book. Thank-you!

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