The storyteller : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who is particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her to question her beliefs.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      Story teller : a novel.
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      9781439102763 (hc) :
      1439102767 (hc) :
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      PICOULT, J. The storyteller : a novel. [s.l.] : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Picoult J. The Storyteller : A Novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria; 2013. Accessed August 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Picoult, J. (2013). The storyteller : a novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria. Retrieved from
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      Picoult, Jodi. 2013. The Storyteller : A Novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria.
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      Picoult, J. (2013) The storyteller : a novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria. Available at: (Accessed: 20 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Picoult, J 2013, The storyteller : a novel, Emily Bestler Books/Atria, viewed 20 August 2019, .
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      Picoult, Jodi. The Storyteller : A Novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2013. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Picoult, Jodi. The Storyteller : A Novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2013.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Picoult J. The storyteller : a novel [Internet]. Emily Bestler Books/Atria; 2013 [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2013 February #1

Best-seller Picoult takes on a heavy subject in her latest outing: the Holocaust. At 25, Sage Singer is scarred, both physically and mentally, by the car accident that took her mother's life. A baker who works at night in a New Hampshire shop run by a former nun, Sage shuns almost all human contact, save for her coworkers and her funeral-director boyfriend, Adam, who is married to another woman. Sage ventures out of her comfort zone to befriend Josef Weber, an elderly retired teacher, who throws her world into chaos when he tells her that he's a former SS officer and asks her to help him end his life. Sage, whose grandmother Minka survived the Holocaust, reaches out to the Department of Justice and is connected with Leo Stein, a charismatic attorney and Nazi hunter. Leo travels to New Hampshire to investigate Sage's claims, which leads them to Minka, who shares a surprising connection to Josef. Based on extensive research, this is a powerful and riveting, sometimes gut-wrenching, read, in which the always compelling Picoult brings a fresh perspective to an oft-explored topic. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Picoult will tour widely with this bold moral inquiry, connecting with book clubs and making television, radio, and online appearances. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2012 September #2

Everyone loves retired teacher and Little League coach Josef Weber, including Sage Singer, who befriends him after they start talking at the bakery where she works. So obviously she's horrified when he asks her to kill him. Then he tells her why he deserves to die, and she's inclined to agree. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

LJ Reviews Newsletter

Linking the stories of baker Sage Singer, retired German teacher Josef Weber, Sage's grandmother Minka, and of a mythological beast, ¬Picoult's page-turner challenges its readers to face the horrors and rare moments of compassion that defined the Holocaust. Picoult "braids the quartet of intersecting tales into a powerful allegory of loss, forgiveness, and the ultimate humanity of us all [with] compulsive readability, impeccable research, and a gut-wrenching Aha! of an ending." [LJ Xpress Reviews, 2/1/13]—BLF (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

PW Reviews 2013 January #3

Picoult (Change of Heart) reconfigures themes from her other bestsellers for her uneven new morality tale. Twenty-five-year-old reclusive baker Sage Singer befriends the elderly Josef Weber, who shares something shocking from his past and asks her to help him die, a request that pins Sage between morality and retribution. Sage, a Jew who now considers herself an atheist, begins to think more deeply about faith. Picoult examines the links between family identity, religion, humanity, and how it all figures in difficult decisions. The three-parter is narrated by several characters, including Sage's grandmother Minka, who survived the Holocaust. Snippets of a novel Minka wrote focus on a bloodthirsty beast, a metaphor for life in a death camp. Picoult's formulaic approach to Minka's accounts of the Holocaust is a cheap shot, but the author appreciates Sage's moral bind. Nearly half of the book is devoted to a verbose, sad recounting of Minka's time during the war, but the real conflict lies within Sage. That conflict, and the complexity of a character who discovers herself through the trials of Josef and Minka, is the book's saving grace. Agent: Laura Gross, the Laura Gross Literary Agency. (Mar.)

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