Kent State Stark Library Book Club
Meeting Date: Thursday,
Feb. 20th, 2014
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Meeting will be held in Library Conference Room
Jodi Picoult, 47, is the bestselling author of of twenty-one novels: Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995),Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls(2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister's Keeper(2004),Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006) Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008), Handle With Care (2009), House Rules (2010), and SING YOU HOME(2011), LONE WOLF (2012) and the YA novel BETWEEN THE LINES (2012) co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer. Her last seven novels, including THE STORYTELLER., her most recent, have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
Picoult studied creative writing with Mary Morris at Princeton, and had two short stories published in Seventeen magazine while still a student. Realism - and a profound desire to be able to pay the rent - led Picoult to a series of different jobs following her graduation: as a technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm, as a copywriter at an ad agency, as an editor at a textbook publisher, and as an 8th grade English teacher - before entering Harvard to pursue a master’s in education. She married Tim Van Leer, whom she had known at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale.
The Facts Behind the Fiction
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Tickets available February 3.
A best-selling author of 21 novels, Jodi Picoult has been writing fiction since age five. As a student at Princeton University, she published two short stories in Seventeen magazine. Today, 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and she consistently receives international acclaim through numerous awards and reader response. Four of her books have been reproduced as television movies and her 2009 novel, My Sister’s Keeper, became a major motion picture, starring Cameron Diaz. The New York TimesBestseller List has debuted each of her last seven novels in the number one slot, including her newest work, The Storyteller.