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Vanishing Acts
Vanishing Acts
Author: Jodi Picoult
How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose? Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flash...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743454551
ISBN-10: 0743454553
Publication Date: 11/15/2005
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 1751 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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soraidh avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 24
Every time I pick up a book by Jodi Picoult I am amazed all over again. She writes like I imagine I can, with a deft twist of plot and an even defter (more deft) turn of the phrase. As I read her books I find myself wishing I had someone I could stop and share a sentence or paragraph with. Her writing makes you want to call up your best friend and say, Listen to this, isnt this the most fabulous thing youve heard?

Delia Hopkins dreams of a lemon tree and from there starts a story that spins her world out of control. Soon she finds herself in Arizona with a young daughter, an alcoholic fiance, and the man whose presence has completed the triumvirate of friendship since childhood. With her world tipped upside down and sideways Delia has to work her way through to the other side; while she learns that it isnt the memories of our lives that are the most important thing.
Fulltimer avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 179 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 18
This is the first Jodi Picoult book I read and half way through I ordered all the others available on PBS. This is an amazing author and I wish more people wrote like her. Each chapter is through the eyes of one of the main characters and it makes the book so much richer and we understand so much more because we see the same story through different eyes and this gives us the story as a whole instead of from only one perspective. You will think you know exactly what is going on in this book and then it twists just a little and changes everything.
obsidianfire avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
I almost put this book down when I found out what the father did, because I was scared it would have a horrible ending. I'm so glad I kept reading. Great book. I couldn't put it down, and there were many twists and turns along the way. This is my first book by her, and I'm now sure it won't be my last.
c-squared avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 181 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Told from the POV of all the main characters, this classic Jodi Piccoult book makes you ask yourself what you'd be willing to do to protect your child. A tear-jerker & a page turner to the end.
reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
It was ok- the ending was lame; Picoult wrote herself into a corner. The idea is cool, though, and I like her style. Instead, though, I'd recommend My Sister's Keeper- it's amazing.
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 1288 more book reviews
Not necessarily one of Picoult's best, but it's a well-written and engaging story, if somewhat predictable.

A young woman's life is turned upside-down when she discovers the father she loves has been lying to her for 28 years about her own history.
reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 34 more book reviews
I have not read many of Jodi's books, but totally enjoyed this one.
ncbones avatar reviewed Vanishing Acts on + 17 more book reviews
Loved this book and author's style ... could feel and relate to the characters and story.

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