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... Jodi's foreword includes a cheery "I'm thrilled that Songs of the Humpback Whale is coming out in the UK market, and I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it!", but I am afraid I just saw the re-edition of this book, having read it, as a bit of a money making exercise. Picoult is currently ... Read review
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Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult

Pages: 448, Paperback, Hodder Paperbacks

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Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult's compelling novel of family, loss and misunderstanding, and reconciliation.

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Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult

Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult

If you were harmed as a child and you were afraid your daughter was being harmed - what ... more

would you do? Jodi Picoult's compelling novel of
family, loss and misunderstanding, and
reconciliation.

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JODI PICOULT SONGS OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE - JODI PICOULT

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Pages: 307, Paperback, HODDER

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Songs of the Humpback Whale (unabridged audio book) - Jodi Picoult

Songs of the Humpback Whale (unabridged audio book) - Jodi Picoult

Songs of the Humpback Whale is a powerful and sensitive novel of family life that ... more

questions how songs are passed down from male
speaker to male speaker, but also examines the
female tradition of listening that women
unconsciously pass on to their daughters. Five
rich narrative voices interweave to tell this
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Before Picoult became the fantastic writer she is now....

AdvantagesPicoult book...

Disadvantagesyou guessed it...Picoult book...expected it to be good - it's not...

"...a cheery "I'm thrilled that Songs of the Humpback Whale is coming out in the UK market, and I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it!", but I am afraid I just saw the re-edition of this book, having read it, as a bit of a money making exercise. Picoult is currently the best selling female author in the UK I believe, so I don't know why she would need the extra sales, if you are a fan already you won't need telling to read a later work such as "Salem ..." Read review
23.10.2009

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There's Five Sides To Every Story

Advantagesmoving in some parts

Disadvantageshard work to read in some places, ending revealed half way through the book

"I’ve got mixed feelings about Jodi Picoult’s books, they tend to be formulaic and sensationalistic but they are normally real page turners, the type of book that you don’t want to put down. The latest of her blockbusters to hit the UK shelves is “Songs Of The Humpback Whale” which is not a new book, it is her first novel which has been reprinted for the UK market following her success and it’s a bit of a disappointment compared to her later books. Like ..." Read review
21.10.2009

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Songs of the Humpback Whale

AdvantagesAn ok read

DisadvantagesA little repetitive

"Before reading this book the only other Jodi Picoult book which I had read was My Sisters Keeper (see review) which I really enjoyed and so I had high hopes for this one. My front cover is the one on the picture here it features a girl sitting in a yellow outfit holding an apple on a step the eyes and top of head are not shown. There is a caption on the front page 'You were hurt as a child. Now you fear for your daughter. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?' The ..." Read review
26.11.2010

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A book to send you to sleep

AdvantagesHelped me to go to sleep!

DisadvantagesJumps about too much for me, uninspiring characters

"I have just finished reading Songs of the Humpback Whale and I must say I was quite relieved to have finally got to the end. I was about a quarter of the way through when I started to lose interest but it is a personal thing of mine that I never give up on a book however bad it is (even though I do skip read sometimes). The book is about married couple Jane and Oliver Jones who have their difficulties and Jane eventually decides to leave him with ..." Read review
30.07.2013

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Picoult displays near perfect pitch . . . ingeniously structured and reminiscent of early Anne Tyler'(Mary Morris )'Charming and poignant, Picoult's novel is even better after a second reading'(Library Journal )'This powerful and affecting novel demonstrates that there are as many truths to a story as there are people to tell it'(Publishers Weekly ) Jane had always lived in somebody's shadow. Escaping a childhood of abuse by marrying oceanographer Oliver Jones, she finds herself taking second place to his increasingly successful career. However, when her daughter Rebecca is similarly treated, Jane's dramatic stand takes them all by surprise. Jane and Rebecca set out to drive across America to the sanctuary of the New England apple orchard where Jane's brother Joley works. Oliver, used to tracking male humpback whales across vast oceans, now has the task of tracking his wife across a continent. To do so he must learn to see the world - and even himself - through her eyes...

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EAN 9780340897300
Type Fiction
Genre Modern Fiction
Title Songs of the Humpback Whale
Author Jodi Picoult
All Authors Jodi Picoult
Release Date 08-21-13
ISBN 0340897309

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