Vanishing Acts

By Jodi Picoult
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743454551, 418pp.)

Publication Date: November 15, 2005

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Description
"How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?"
Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall...until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it -- and threatens to jeopardize her future. With Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult explores how life -- as we know it -- might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we've loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with under-standing, insight, and compassion.



About the Author
Jodi Picoult is the author of sixteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Change of Heart and Nineteen Minutes. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


Praise For Vanishing Acts

"[R]ichly textured and engaging."
-- The Boston Globe


"Picoult is a solid, lively storyteller."
-- The New York Times


"What is it about a Jodi Picoult novel that wraps the reader tighter than a spider's silk in the...intricacies of story? Never more gripping is the master plotter than in this, the story of Delia Hopkins."
-- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean


"Picoult creates compelling...characters...in a landscape that is fleshed out in rich, journalistic detail, so that readers will come away with intriguing questions."
-- Publishers Weekly

"[A] masterpiece."
-- Romantic Times

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