This is Picoult first novel so its different-ish from her recent ones. There is no courtroom drama.
This was Jodi Picoult's first ever novel, released when she was just 26, To me, it's a fine literary novel except the constant back and forth between the sections from each character were quite irritating that it uses the alternating narrator style that Picoult employs in My Sister's Keeper.
For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volitility. A childhood victim of physical and sexual abuse, Jane has tried to submerge her memories, but this outbreak of violence causes her to reexamine her life. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm in Stow, where Joley is living and where each woman meets the man Sam she believes is her destiny. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback wales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent-and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes....Continua
I didn't feel that was one of her best books, I have read all of her books that I can get, and this one is probably my least favourite, although saying that, I still love all her books. Its a very moving story, but doesn't make you think the way others do....Continua