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Nineteen Minutes (Hardcover)

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Jodi Picoult has a knack for turning hot-button contemporary issues into morally troubling and fiercely paced bestsellers. She follows up the phenomenal success of MY SISTER'S KEEPER with NINETEEN MINUTES, a complex and disturbing novel about high-school shootings.
Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence. In the aftermath, the town's residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy. For them, the lines between truth and fiction, right and wrong, insider and outsider have been obscured forever. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, could be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened in front of her own eyes. And as the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest friendships and families.
Nineteen Minutes asks simple questions that have no easy answers: Can your own child become a mystery to you? What does it mean to be different in our society? Is it ever okay for a victim to strike back? And who - if anyone - has the right to judge someone else?
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Stages of Life, Psychology, Mystery + Crime, Literary, Legal, Human Qualities + Behavior, General, Education, Conflicts + Dualities
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jodi Picoult
Language: English
Street Date: March 5, 2007
TCIN: 11814631
UPC: 9780743496728
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1369
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