'This powerful and affecting novel demonstrates that there are as many truths to a story as there are people to tell it.' - Publishers Weekly
Jane had always lived in somebody's shadow. Escaping a childhood of abuse by marrying oceanographer Oliver Jones, she finds herself taking second place to his increasingly successful career. However, when her daughter Rebecca is similarly treated, Jane's dramatic stand takes them all by surprise.
Leaving Oliver and his whale tapes behind in San Diego, Jane and Rebecca set out to drive across America to Uncle Joley and the sanctuary of the Massachusetts apple orchard where he works. Joley directs Jane across the United States in a series of letters waiting for her in designated post offices. Each letter gives concise directions to the next post office; each letter provides Jane with a chance to reflect on her forgotten past.
Oliver, used to tracking male humpback whales across vast oceans, now has the task of tracking his wife across a continent. To do so he must learn to see the world - and even himself - through her eyes.
Jodi Picoult is the author of sixteen best-selling and widely acclaimed novels. Read more about Jodi Picoult on her website at www.jodipicoult.com.au
Jodi Picoult has fifteen novels and three children to her credit, and was born and raised on Long Island. She received a doctorate in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard.
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1