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Subject: If you like Jodi Picoult...
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 8:05 PM ET
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What other authors do you also really enjoy either because they have a similar writing style or cover similar issues, etc.? For me, I like Nicholas Sparks and Anita Shreve. I'm trying to find more authors like these to read.
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 8:19 PM ET
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Try Barbara Delnsky and Billie Letts.

Date Posted: 7/19/2009 4:50 PM ET
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If you like Nicholas Sparks then try books by Richard Paul Evans.  His writing style is very similar...one book that I really enjoyed by him was called "The Perfect Day". 

I would also suggest Jacqueline Mitchard ("Cage of Stars" and "Theory of Relativity") as a good author with similar styles.  Books that I've read that are similar to writing styles of Picoult is "Family History" by Dani Shapiro and "All The Numbers" by Judy Larson.  I don't mean that they are trying to be Picoult but these books all grab the reader from the very beginning and you are not quite sure how they are going to turn out.  And, these books should all be read with a box of tissues nearby.

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Subject: Jaqueline Mitchard is VERY similar to Jody Picoulet
Date Posted: 7/26/2009 11:00 PM ET
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I totally agree with the above member, Jacqueline Mitchard is very close to Picoulet in style ,depth and themes.  She just doesnt wirte as fast as Jody. I was so disapointed in the Movie "my sister's keeper" JP says she has no control once she sells movie rights, but man that's a huge story change. I suggest you know the change before seeing the movie I was so thrown at the end, I couldnt concentrate on the movie!

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 11:54 AM ET
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Have you read Elizabeth Berg?  She also writes about relationships.  Before becomming a writer, Berg worked as a nurse and waitress, which she says was"good traning for a writer."

I find Berg's style to be very similar to Picoulet, but her novels tend to be shorter (fewer pages and faster reads.)

Subject: Check out Dani Shapiro
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:13 PM ET
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I just finished Family History by Dani Shapiro and now I am looking for her other books.   I also enjoy Elin Hilderbrand.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:20 PM ET
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Patty - Family History was awesome!  I loved that book and it is very much the style of Picoult.  I have Dani Shapiro's other books on my wish list.  I can't wait to get my hands on another one.

Subject: Sue Miller
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 11:13 AM ET
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I love Sue Miller:  The Good Mother, While I was gone, The Distinguished Guest...She is great, give her a try. 

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 7:03 PM ET
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i found Katrina Kittle's "The kindness of strangers" to be very Picoult-like.  I couldn't put it down!