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Publisher Description

In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five....In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge.

Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens -- until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence. In the aftermath, the town's residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy. For them, the lines between truth and fiction, right and wrong, insider and outsider have been obscured forever. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, could be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened in front of her own eyes. And as the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest of friendships and families.

Nineteen Minutes is New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult's most raw, honest, and important novel yet. Told with the straightforward style for which she has become known, it asks simple questions that have no easy answers: Can your own child become a mystery to you? What does it mean to be different in our society? Is it ever okay for a victim to strike back? And who -- if anyone -- has the right to judge someone else?

Fiction & Literature
March 5
Atria Books
Simon & Schuster Canada

Customer Reviews

LuluGirl15 ,

Another good novel by Picoult

No surprise here, Jodi Picoult writes another awesome novel. Good for young adults as it has a focus on high school relations and dynamics. Great book

mizabear ,


I own each and every one of Jodi Picoult's books.. The first book of hers I ever read was "The Tenth Circle" (amaaaazing!!). After that, I was hooked! I slowly bought and read every book she has ever written.. Such a good writer! This book is one of my favourite ones of hers, I read it in one night because I couldn't put it down after I started it! It's soo good, and you definitely will want to read more of her books once you read this one :)

js21.smith ,

Excellent Book!

This is a must read!

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