THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'She is a master of her craft . . . and humanity is what Picoult does best' Sunday Telegraph
After a tragic accident which left her deeply scarred, Sage Singer retreated into herself, allowing her guilt to govern her life. When she befriends kindly retired teacher Josef, it seems that life has finally offered her a chance of healing.
But the gentle man Sage thinks she knows is in fact hiding a terrible secret. Josef was an SS officer during the Holocaust and now he wishes to die - and he wants Sage to help him.
As Josef begins to reveal his past to her, Sage is horrified.
Does this past give her the right to kill him?
'An emotional and compelling tale' Sun
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult does it again: The Storyteller is harrowing, heartbreaking and utterly unputdownable. In a sleepy New England town, Sage Singer, a reclusive 20-something baker, befriends 90-year-old Josef (and his dachshund Eva). We loved Picoult’s sensitive depiction of this unlikely friendship and were horrified when Josef revealed his heinous past. The masterful story-weaver plunges us into the gut-wrenching reality of a Nazi concentration camp—through the eyes of Sage’s grandmother, Minka—before leaving us with one of the most agonising moral conundrums we’ve ever encountered in fiction.
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I could not put this down..... OK, I'm biased; I love the way Jodi Picoult writes, but seriously, it's an amazing story. I can only imagine the amount of research that went into it to make it so believable.
Could not put this book down. Very well written with emotional accounts of the Holocaust.
Would recommend this book.
This is one of my favourite Jodi Picoult novels. Must read.