Where There’s Smoke: A Short Story - Random House BooksWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from number-one bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Sage Singer is a young woman who has been damaged by her past. Her solitary night work as a baker allows her to hide from the world and focus her creative energies on the beautiful bread she bakes. Yet she finds herself striking up an unlikely friendship.
Book Talk! "The Storyteller" by Jodi Picoult Book Review
In Jodi Picoult's novel The Storyteller, baker Sage Singer works alone on the night shift at a small bakery and avoids people during the day, in both situations concealing from other people both a facial scar and the guilt she feels about the accident that caused it. When she forms an unlikely friendship with year-old Josef Weber, she expects that all she will learn is to play chess with him, so it is a shock when he reveals that he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp, and later that he wants her to help him die. Both the confession and the request turn Sage's world upside down, but eventually give her new insights into herself, her family, and the nature and purpose of forgiveness. She welcomes the opportunity to work alone overnight because it helps her hide from the rest of the world, a habit she has formed since a car accident three years previously left her face scarred and her mother dead. Sage's life changes when she meets and becomes friends with ninety-five year old Josef Weber, a former German teacher and baseball coach beloved by the community. His reputation, however, is the main reason she is shocked when he confesses that he was an officer in Hitler's army and took part in the mass murders of Jews and other undesirables. He further surprises the Jewish Sage by first asking her to forgive him and then asking her to help him die.
Links provided above are NOT working and basically you will just waste your time. I've spent some hours looking for the real and complete ebook set and guess what? I have already found it and will be sharing here! Much love!!! Thursday, March 6, Picoult, Jodi. In a small Vermont town, an old man puts a piece of land up for sale, igniting a firestorm of protest from the local Abenaki Indians, who insist it is an ancient burial ground.
Sage Singer is a baker, a loner, until she befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses—and then he confesses his darkest secret — he deserves to die because he had been a Nazi SS guard. And Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.