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My Sister's Keeper (Atria Books)

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"New York Times" bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.
"My Sister's Keeper" examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in "My Sister's Keeper, " Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
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ISBN-13: 9781416549178
ISBN-10: 141654917X
Pagini: 512
Dimensiuni: 106 x 174 x 29 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Ediția: Export
Editura: Simon & Schuster
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Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her novels include HOUSE RULES, NINETEEN MINUTES, and THE STORYTELLER. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.


Recenzii

"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)A spellbinding suspense novel.

"USA Today"Picoult's characters are so compelling that the reader hopes this won't be the last time we meet.

"Booklist" (Starred Review)"My Sister's Keeper" is a beautiful, heartbreaking, controversial, and honest book.

"The Boston Globe"Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.

"Washington Post"Picoult has become a master -- almost a clairvoyant -- at targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about them....

"People" (Critic's Choice)[Second Glance] is a fast-paced, densely layered exploration of love, the pull of family and the power of both to transcend time.

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