The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult is a story, within a story, within a story kind of story. It's hard to tell you about this book without telling you too much. The interweaving of the characters lives and stories was beautifully done. I felt connected to each character and couldn't wait to see where each turn would take me as the narrator switched between them.
This is on my favorite list now and will probably end up in my "keep forever" pile. I will probably give the book a big hug before it is sent back to Nicole (after EVERYONE in book club reads it first).
from barnesandnoble.comSage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship despite their differences.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged and a special friendship compromised, Sage begins to question the assumptions she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? Where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?