Second Glance ebook
by Jodi Picoult
Second Glance (Jodi Picoult, 2003) expertly entwines a powerful drama of the heart’s redemption and the disturbing real-life history of the Vermont eugenics project of the 1930’s in a love story that crosses time and worlds.
Second Glance (Jodi Picoult, 2003) expertly entwines a powerful drama of the heart’s redemption and the disturbing real-life history of the Vermont eugenics project of the 1930’s in a love story that crosses time and worlds. Do we love across time? Or in spite of it? A developer has slated an ancient Abenaki Indian burial ground for a strip mall, and now strange happenings have tiny Comtosook, Vermont, talking of supernatural forces at work. Second Glance delves into a very ugly and little known chapter of American history: Vermont's eugenics project of the 1920s and 30. more.
In Second Glance Picoult writes Jodi Picoult is a fabulous story teller. She has a gift for sharing compelling stories, and for weaving intricate plot lines and interesting characters into a rich literary tapestry. In Second Glance Ms. Picoult has reached new highs. She introduces us to many different characters and story lines; she intertwines those characters to tell one fascinating fictional story; and she throws in a lesson about American history that is quite disturbing and educational. I didn't really connect with the characters or the story line while reading.
Jeanne is expecting us," she says, and sure enough, the flap that serves as a door lifts open. A small woman not much older than Abigail hesitantly waves us inside, inviting us to sit down at a table that has been cleared. The small home is a single room. A bucket near the door is filled with fresh water, and a stack of dirty plates and cups sits precariously balanced on the counter. But there is a sense that the place has been tidied for us, and that is the first note Abigail writes on her pad. "Jeanne," she says, offering a smile that does not reach her eyes.
Maybe you could get us something from the kitchen?" She swallows whatever she is about to say, nods, and heads for the house. When we are alone, Gray Wolf lifts my arm and traces a finger down the spiral of bandage. He comes from the fraying edge of a society; he holds on by a thread. Me, I've grown up right at its woven center. He is dark and quiet and completely different from me, which is exactly why I should put distance between us. But it is also the reason I find him so fascinating. If you walk down the street in Burlington you can see all sorts of people-Irish, Italians, Gypsies, Jews-but you learn, growing up on the Hill, to wear blinders.
In "Second Glance," love does travel through time Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard
In "Second Glance," love does travel through time. Don't miss this series. Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-six novels, including the New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award.
In many ways Second Glance is a rumination on the delicate balance between life and death, suffering and happiness . A Conversation with Jodi Picoult. Q: Genetic screening of fetuses is certainly a highly debated issue right now. Why did you choose to include it in your story?
In many ways Second Glance is a rumination on the delicate balance between life and death, suffering and happiness, and desperation and fulfillment. And while all of the characters must find a way to muddle through the madness, they do it in very different ways. Ross is desperate to die, while Ethan struggles with the painful knowledge that he will probably die young. Why did you choose to include it in your story?
First published in Australia in 2003. First published in the United States in 2003 by Atria Books, a division of Simon &. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher.
Second Glance is a fiction novel written by American author Jodi Picoult. Second Glance follows several characters throughout the book, in Jodi Picoult's typical fashion, flashing back and forth many decades to piece together the story. It is set in Comtosook, VT. The main plot is that an Abenaki land space is planned to be turned into a shopping mall. However, if the Abenaki can prove that an ancestor was buried on the land, it cannot be built on.
Az pressed the small wad of gauze to the spot on his arm where blood had just been drawn and looked calmly at the detective sitting across from him in the examination room. Far as I know, there’s still a warrant out for m. .Ross put down the tongue depressor that he’d dressed with a cotton ball hairdo, a makeshift puppet. After confessing his identity, Az had agreed to meet with Eli. Ross half expected him to skip town again-but he’d been waiting on the steps of the police station when Ross had arrived.
Second Glance - Jodi Picoult. She does that sometimes. Eve was edging toward the door, her arms wrapped around herself. The ghost? Ross asked, turning, but Eve had already fled down the stairs.