Songs of the Humpback Whale

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Songs of the Humpback Whale

A Novel in Five Voices

By Jodi Picoult

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743431019, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2001

Description
"Sometimes finding your own voice
is a matter of listening to the heart...."
Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.


About the Author
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


Praise For Songs of the Humpback Whale

Ann Hood
Author of Do Not Go Gentle

Rich and charming....Jodi Picoult casts a spell with her beautiful imagery and language. Reading this book is a delight.