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.

second glance by picoult, jodi
I am a big fan of Jodu Picoult. I've read all but two of her books. This book was a bit disappointing. I had difficulty getting into the story itself, right at the beginning. I had to read over the first few chapters three times to get the plot straight. After that, I had to re-read several other parts of the book because I could not get parts of the story straight. There were many characters, some with more than one name.

Picoult did good research, as she always does. But for me it seemed there were two major plot lines - the one with Ross and Lia/Cecilia/Cissy and John/Az, and the other with Shelby and her son and Eli. The ending didn't really tie the plots together very well. Picoult sometimes will leave things not in perfect order. This book was not a satisfying version of that sort of thing.

I can somewhat buy the spirits but some parts of the spirits and their activities were not believable.

If you read this book, take time to read carefully. Maybe that will help you understand the plot and characters.
I've read several books written by this author, and in my opinion this is not one of her best. The style she chose has the reader jumping from character to character without tying anyone together until closer to the end of the book. She also jumps into another time period. At the end, it all makes sense, but I didn't enjoy being introduced to characters and then not seeing them in the book again for a long period of time. I had a hard time remembering who was who!

Above all that confusion, it was still clear to me that the author has a spectacular writing style, and I will continue to read more of her books - hoping that more won't be as disjointed as this one was.
I thought the writing was great and the characters were well-developed. However, I've read a lot of Jodi Picoult and though this was a good read, it wasn't great. I still enjoyed it and I liked the Native American culture brought into a good ghost story. The other strong feature was how she pulled her characters together and how they related to each other. It's a fun book to read especially if you like ghost hunting.
This was a very unusual read. I was surprised I actually got caught up in it and didn't want to put it down. I don't know that I believe in ghosts but I do believe we are sent messages from ones we love who have gone on. I had no idea of the research that was actually done concerning heredity and sterilization back in the 30's and 40's in the United States. The characters have different backgrounds and come from many different walks of life. I like the way Picoult used them to make a point.............none of us are perfect.
I really enjoyed this book, probably because the transitions between narrators left me unsure of what was real and what wasn't. This is the second of Jodi Picoult's books that I've read which contain supernatural elements, and she uses them very skillfully. This was a great story about how people and times that came before us leave a lasting impact on us, whether we realize it or not. Picoult is a great writer and her books never fail to satisfy.
No one needs me to confirm that Jodi Picoult can write. Can she ever! This was a great story... well told... well written. The ultimate connections between the characters took great creativity and imagination. As an author, I can really appreciate what that takes. It may be even more appropriate to say that I really admire her skill. The only thing that stopped me from giving this book 5 stars was the multitude of "paranormal events' that continued throughout the story. Sorry, but rose petals routinely falling from the sky? I found that hard to believe. I am very accepting of events that elude scientific explanation (goodness knows I've written enough of them myself) but this book may have crossed the line... at least for me.
Loved it!

Usually it takes me at least a few chapters to get into a book, but within the first paragraph I was sucked in. The author provides just enough information on each character to give a decent background, but not so much that it becomes unnecessary or spoils the plot.

Even though the book is centered around the idea of a ghost, it was impressively toned-down and, for lack of a better word, believable. I felt like the experiences from the characters just made sense and didn't ever sit there and think, "That's so unrealistic!" (She acknowledges Jay and Grant from The Atlantic Paranormal Society for teaching her about ghosts at the end of the book. They have a pretty healthy idea of what a ghost is and what a ghost is not)

The plot weaves in several interesting stories that (other authors take note) TIE TOGETHER. Once I figured out what was happening, something new and exciting was thrown into the mix.

The end... it wasn't what I expected, but in a good way. It wasn't necessarily a neat and tidy "ride off into the sunset" finish, but it wasn't a depressing or abrupt ending either. It was almost like another little story. It didn't close the entire story, but left just enough to the readers' imagination.
My favorite Picoult book, and that's saying a lot! Intricately devised, beautifully written, and full of fascinating details concerning a disturbing part of our national history about which I previously knew nothing. This one deserves more than one read. I agree with others who said the book is difficult to get into--but, oh, is it worth the trouble! And the recording on Recorded Books is superb as well.
Second Glance ebook
Jodi Picoult
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