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Plain Truth

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Plain Truth

By Jodi Picoult

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781416547815, 405pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2007

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Description
From the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country -- and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.
The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide -- and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within -- to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.


Praise For Plain Truth

"[A] suspenseful, richly layered drama."



-- People




"Absorbing and affecting."



-- Entertainment Weekly




"Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling."



-- Houston Chronicle

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