Plain Truth

Plain Truth

By Jodi Picoult

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781416547815, 405pp.

Publication Date: August 2007

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.

About the Author
Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times "bestsellers "House Rules", "Handle With Care", "Change of Heart", and" My Sister s Keeper", for which she received the American Library Association s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at

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