The Storyteller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things, My Sister’s Keeper, and House Rules comes an astonishing and complex novel that proves some stories live forever.Mourning the passing of her mother, Sage Singer decides to attend a grief support group. She doesn’t expect to start an unlikely friendship with an elderly

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things, My Sister’s Keeper, and House Rules comes an astonishing and complex novel that proves some stories live forever.

Mourning the passing of her mother, Sage Singer decides to attend a grief support group. She doesn’t expect to start an unlikely friendship with an elderly man also attending. Josef Weber is a beloved, retired teacher and Little League coach. Together they attempt to heal.

But one day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses but then he confesses his darkest and long-buried secret, one that irrevocably changes Sage’s worldview. She suddenly finds herself facing questions she never expected, such as what do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who’s committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren’t the party who was wronged? And most of all, if Sage even considers his request, is it murder or justice? The Storyteller explores these issues and more in this “profound and moving novel about secrets, lies, and how the power of stories can change the course of history” (Shelf Awareness).

Comments

Just Jules says:

Couldn’t do it Couldn’t get beyond 200 pages. Just found it to be too pedestrian and obvious in too many ways. I love a challenging read and this is not one. I don’t mind a fun ride for some easy reading too but this book wasn’t either IMHO. For example…..they played the wrong track at my mothers funeral, instead of Over the Rainbow, they played Ding Dong the witch is dead, really!!! ugh. Sorry. Don’t even get me started on the names in the book, (Baker daughters) Sage, Pepper and Saffron. Come on!

Michelle says:

It leaves a mark on you……. Rarely do I do a review for books. It has been ages since I have read a book that I simply could not put down. This story draws you in. It keeps you there. It was amazing, profoundly moving, kept your attention. The twists and turns; more than once I gasped out loud. I have read many true stories on the Holocaust and this one was as if the author was telling the story of an interviewed survivor, as well as her captors. One of the few books that left me at a loss as to what to due with myself once I finished it because nothing else I read after it would measure up.

Amazon Customer says:

Excellent book! this was an amazing roller coaster of emotions I have avoided Jodi picoult before because I hate tragedies. But this book drew me in with it’s basis in the history of the Holocaust. I loved the different perspectives. It really makes u think and question your stances on things. I loved the ending and highly recommend. I typically love romance but there is even a small one in this story 💗

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