FC: Jodi Picoult By: Mikayla Sova | Jodi Picoult By: Mikayla Sova
1: Jodi Picoult was born on May 19, 1966. | She is currently 44 years old.
2: Jodi Picoult went to Princeton where she met her husband. | Later in life she went to Harvard to earn her masters degree in education.
3: When she was in college she had two short stories published in Seventeen magazine. | Jodi Picoult has been writing stories all her life.
4: She wrote five issues of Wonder Woman for DC comics. | Before she was officially an author she had many different careers.
5: She currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. | She has three children named Sammy, Kyle, and Jake.
6: Jodi Picoult has many pets including 2 donkeys, 2 geese, 1 duck, 8 chickens. | She also has 3 English Springer Spaniels, one of which was a rescue puppy.
7: She has four books that were made into TV movies, Salem falls, Plain Truth, The Pact, and The Tenth Circle. | The TV movies aired on Lifetime movie network.
8: Before she was an author she was an 8th grade English teacher. | She wrote The Pact because while she was teaching she had a student that was suicidal.
9: Jodi Picoult has 18 novels. | All of her novels are translated into 35 different languages in 34 different countries.
10: Jodi Picoult chooses to write books about tough topics. | She researches everything about the topics she is writing about before she starts to write the book.
11: Nearly 14 million copies of her books are printed in the United States. | She has sold millions of books throughout the world each year.
12: Her last 2 novels were ranked on USA Today's best seller list. | Her book, Sing You Home, was #1 on the list.
13: Some of her books include Handle With Care, Nineteen Minutes, Vanishing Acts, My Sister's Keeper, Second Glance, and many more.
14: She received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Dartmouth College. | She also received one from the University of New Haven.
15: I read the book Plain Truth, it is about an Amish family that lives in a small town named Paradise, Pennsylvania. One day while going through their daily chores they find a dead newborn baby in their barn. | SUMMARY
16: Having no clue who's baby it was or who killed it the Fisher family has the cops come to the barn to try and solve the mystery.
17: The Medical Examiner's evidence points to 18 year old Katie Fisher as the mother. Since she is not married and would've had the baby out of wedlock there is a possibility the church could ban her from spending time with her family.
18: Not only is Katie Fisher accused of having the baby, she is also accused of killing it. Katie denies both accusations.
19: Amidst all the chaos at the Fisher household big city lawyer, Ellie Hathaway, is visiting her aunt Leda who is related to the FIsher's and also lives in Paradise. She is visiting her to take a break from her life as an attorney.When her Aunt Leda hears of her young niece Katie Fisher being accused of murder she begs Ellie to take the case, reluctantly Ellie says yes.
20: Little by little the mystery unravels as Ellie deciphers whether or not young Katie Fisher even had the child. The astonishing truth is soon uncovered and now Ellie must provide a believable defense case to the judge. Will Ellie Hathaway be successful? Did Katie Fisher kill the newborn? Read to find out.
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