Jodi Picoult’s novels fuse the complex drama of personal relationships with legal and medical entanglements. Her novel Handle With Care is a good example of her work. It’s about a family trying to deal with a daughter’s rare bone disease.
Jodi Picoult, wrote her first story when she was five and called it “The Lobster Which Misunderstood.” She has gone on to become a bestselling author of 21 novels which include the following: Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister’s Keeper (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006) Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008), Handle With Care (2009), House Rules (2010), and Sing You Home (2011), Lone Wolf (2012) and the YA novel Between the Lines (2012) co-written with her daughter Samantha. Her novels consistently climb to number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
In the video below, Jodi Picoult talks about her novel The Storyteller set in the concentration camps of World War II.
She wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. She and her husband Tim and their children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with dogs, rescue puppies, donkeys, geese, chickens, and an occasional cow.
“Somebody who’s a terrific writer who’s been very, very successful is Jodi Picoult”
– Stephen King, in USA Today, 2/09
“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”
— Boston Globe
“Jodi Picoult’s novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more. … You have to admire Picoult’s grace under pressure. By throwing us into these debates she gives her readers the gift of faith in a higher justice — not the law, God or modern medicine but human goodness.”