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Subject: Suggestions ~Similar to Jodi Picoult?
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:14 AM ET
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Hi, everyone.  I love Jodi Picoult books and was wondering if anyone has suggestions for another author for me to check out.

Thanks,

Michelle

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 2:11 PM ET
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This has come up before. Here is a link to a previous thread: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=88679.



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Subject: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 3:08 PM ET
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Jacquelyn Mitchard is one of my favorites to recommed after Jodi Picoult.

Subject: Also,
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 3:18 PM ET
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The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle and You are not You by Michelle Wildgen are both good ones with similar issues and characters to Jodi Picoult's books.  The Kindness.... is about child sexual abuse so I do caution people I recommend it to about that.  The characters are so beautifully written, though, it makes the hard parts OK to get through.  And in both books there is redemption in the end.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 6:57 PM ET
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I read We Have To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and her writing reminded me a bit of Picoult.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 12:54 AM ET
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Karen White is someone to check out.  Also, Elizabeth Berg. The new one by Eileen Goudge is really good too. And The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond is excellant; I just finished it.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:12 PM ET
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I second Elizabeth Berg, and would also recommend Laura Moriarty (especially The Rest of Her Life). She has a new book coming out soon, too.
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:37 PM ET
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Anita Shreve or Joanne Harris.  Anita Shreve wrote "The Pilot's Wife" and Harris wrote "Chocolat", among others.

Subject: Law of Bound Hearts
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 11:30 PM ET
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I have this book on my self, from the author of Leaving Eden and Entering Normal,  I just posted a review of it also.  I don't know why this author doesn't get the attention she deserves.  I think she is better then Anita Shreve, and Jody Picoult is starting to get formulamatic IMHO. 

 

Happy reading,  Karen

 

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 9:54 AM ET
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I read this book a while back and it reminded me of Jodi Picoult--not quite as heady and not with the law aspect, but equally good:

And Sometimes Why by Rebecca Johnson

 

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 11:07 PM ET
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Try a great novel by Anne Michaels titled Fugitive Pieces.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 8:44 PM ET
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Try Family History by Dani Shapiro - she writes very much like Jodi Picoult (one of my favorite authors).  I couldn't put this book down and read it in one weekend.  Of course the kids just survived on grilled cheese for the weekend but hey-they survived. 

Another good one is The Cage of Stars by Jacqueline Mitchard.  I cried at least 3 times by the time I had reached chapter 4.  She also wrote Theory of Relativity which was also excellent. 

Another book I LOVED is called All The Numbers.  Not sure of the author as I have already PBSed it away. 

One final recommendation is Still Missing by Beth Gutcheson (sp?)

If you are someone with children in your life you will relate to them.  As a mom I love these tear-jerker books and get very, very involved in them.