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Jodi Picoult

USA (1966 - )

Jodi Picoult received a degree in creative writing from Princeton and a Master's degree in education from Harvard. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Jodi Picoult's novels centre on family, relationships, and the balance of love. Riveting plots bring to light questions and issues that remain with a reader long after the last page is turned.


Over the Moon (2011) (with Jake Van Leer)
Series contributed to
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year nominee (2005) : My Sister's Keeper
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult recommends
Willing Spirits
Willing Spirits (1998)
Phyllis Schieber
"Beautifully written, full of wit and wisdom and heart."
Housewrights (2002)
Art Corriveau
"The most wrenching New England love triangle I've read since Ethan Frome... Exquisite."
The River Road
The River Road (2002)
Karen Osborn
"With grace and poetry, Osborn explores how the biggest emotions are sometimes found in the smallest seconds - and how a single moment might be the switchback that changes our lives."
Summer by the Sea
Summer by the Sea (2004)
Susan Wiggs
"Susan Wiggs paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master."
The Rock Orchard
The Rock Orchard (2005)
Paula Wall
"The most unlikely things grow in The Rock Orchard - prosperity, love, faith and friendship... and some deep Southern characters whose turns of phrase and approach to life will have you laughing out loud."
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2005)
Kim Edwards
"Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption, of honest emotion, of characters haunted by their past. This is simply a beautiful book."
The Slow Moon
The Slow Moon (2006)
Elizabeth Cox
"I found myself pausing over the beauty of this book, and wishing I'd been the one to think of it."
Still Life with Husband
Still Life with Husband (2007)
Lauren Fox
"Any woman who's ever found herself looking at her life and wondering how on earth she wound up there will relate to the characters in this funny, honest novel."
The Rest of Her Life
The Rest of Her Life (2007)
Laura Moriarty
"Resonates like an emotional tuning fork."
The Third Angel
The Third Angel (2008)
Alice Hoffman
"Alice Hoffman is my favorite writer."
Skeletons at the Feast
Skeletons at the Feast (2008)
Chris Bohjalian
"Rich in character and gorgeous writing."
While I'm Falling
While I'm Falling (2009)
Laura Moriarty
"Moriarty keeps getting better and better."
After You
After You (2009)
Julie Buxbaum
"After You highlights - beautifully and compellingly - the truth that sometimes we have to lose the people closest to us to find ourselves."

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010)
Aimee Bender
"Such beautiful writing."

The Good Daughters (2010)
Joyce Maynard
"Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form..."

Solomon's Oak (2010)
Jo-Ann Mapson
"Her books will move you from out-loud laughter to bittersweet tears."

Left Neglected (2010)
Lisa Genova
"Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule - because you're going to feel the same way."

Pictures of You (2011)
Caroline Leavitt
"Magically written, heartbreakingly honest... Caroline Leavitt is one of those fabulous, incisive writers you read and then ask yourself, Where has she been all my life?"

Attachments (2011)
Rainbow Rowell

The Violets of March (2011)
Sarah Jio
"Mix a love story, history, and a mystery and what takes root? The Violets of March, a novel that reminds us how the past comes back to haunt us, and packs great surprises along the way."

Kindred Spirits (2011)
Sarah Strohmeyer
"Kindred Spirits is just what you need to toast to the power of female friendship... Book clubs, rejoice."

These Girls (2012)
Sarah Pekkanen
"At turns bittersweet, laugh-out-loud funny, and painfully real..."

The Star Attraction (2013)
Alison Sweeney
"Alison Sweeney's novel is an entertaining, backstage glimpse at those who organize the lives of the Hollywood elite. It's great fun for any reader who secretly sneaks peeks at People magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, and wonders, What if . . . ?"

Lies You Wanted to Hear (2013)
James Whitfield Thomson
"Hard to believe Thomson is a first time auter, given the achievement of this novel. Compulsively readable and stunningly written."

Owen's Daughter (2014)
Jo-Ann Mapson
"I just love the way Jo-Ann Mapson writes, period."

Five Days Left (2014)
Julie Lawson Timmer
"...this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer."

The Same Sky (2015)
Amanda Eyre Ward
"The timeliest book you will ever read this year...This one's going to haunt me for a long time, and it's going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward."

Starlight on Willow Lake (2015)
Susan Wiggs
"Susan Wiggs paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a matter."

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