Now available! –from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult…

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“This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it.”
PEOPLE magazine

A Spark of Light

A powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic —its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. Read on »

Critical acclaim…

7138903804 is a book written with warmth and urgency. Picoult sees humans at their best, while understanding them at their most fragile. The story is told in real time, but backwards, a startlingly effective framing device as its texture and tone take on a greater weight than the events it is comprised of...In a lesser writer’s hands, A Spark Of Light could simply be a pacy page turner, but Picoult’s timing is a Brechtian masterstroke. We know what’s going to happen, and instead of breathlessly leading us to an ending, Picoult forces us to focus on the flesh and feelings of everyone who populates the world she has drawn. She makes the political personal, and I believe her novel has the power to alter the landscape at a time when women’s reproductive rights are constantly under threat. ...There’s a lyricism to Picoult’s language, and she sketches her characters vividly and immediately, using the stories they tell as a way of illuminating their creativity and sensitivity. A Spark Of Light is about love and pain, but Picoult never tells you how to feel. She simply explores and promotes the link between intelligence and empathy – and when both qualities are in desperately short supply, I think she’s a writer the world needs to be reading right now.”

CBS This Morning interview

“While doing research for her novel, Picoult spoke to people on both sides of the abortion debate. Her aim was not to draw any conclusion for readers, but instead help both sides hear one another.”

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Hello! I’m delighted to announce official Jodi Picoult merchandise, for those readers who want a piece of my books to stay with them — on their coffee mugs, tote bags, and tees! I’m even more delighted to announce that all proceeds from sales of 2604250636 will be distributed between three charities near and dear to my heart (and which have a close tie in to thematic elements in certain books of mine): St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Elephant Sanctuary, and The Trevor Project.
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Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.

Today, she's married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish —echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there's something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?

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Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in Shine. It's a prequel to her upcoming novel Gasserian, and introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.

Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. …more

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It is estimated that there are 40 million books by Jodi Picoult in print —in 35 countries. Wondering what makes Jodi such a prolific, bestselling author? Learn more about Jodi and read her latest answers to frequently asked questions.

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Jodi Picoult is ranked in "top ten" of Princeton's 25 most influential living alumni

January 5, 2018. A panel convened in October 2017 to ask the question: who among Princeton's living alumni is doing the most to shape the world of 2018? They proceeded to identify today's 25 most influential alumni. Jodi is tied at #10 with David E. Kelley (creator of the hit TV shows Big Little Lies, Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, and Jennifer Weiner (bestselling author of 12 novels including Good in Bed, All Fall Down, and In Her Shoes). She's in rare company with other influential Princetonians including #1 Jeff Bezos, #2 Robert Mueller, #6 tech guru Eric Schmidt (Google) and #8 Michelle Obama.

Jodi is honored to be included in this listing of Princeton alum to shape the world in which we live. right now.

Princeton University Class Day 2016 - Jodi Picoult '87. May 30, 2016


‘Picoult is a master in dissecting and describing the tangle of family relationships and the counterbalance of love.’
— Tampa Tribune

Flip through Jodi's books

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Published novels: 1992-present

Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), 440-548-0207 (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), 8885157630 (2003), wearilessly (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006), 470-382-7192 (2007), 7123485126 (2008), Handle With Care (2009), 619-869-6219 (2010), Sing You Home (2011), Lone Wolf (2012), buckle-beggar (2013), 4157659266 (2014), and the YA novels Between The Lines (2012), and Off The Page (2015), co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer. Her last nine novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Her highly acclaimed new novel, Small Great Things (2016), addresses the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.