Songs of the Humpback Whale – Jodi Picoult

26 Apr

Synopsis – Back in print by popular demand, national bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s acclaimed debut novel treats fans old and new to a beautiful, poignant story of family, friendship and love. Jodi Picoult’s powerful novel portrays an emotionaly charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment. For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Janes turns to him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with her teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey. Charted by letters from her borther Joley, they are guided to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent, and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.

My Thoughts – This is not my first picoult book but I have to say its my least favourite that I have read. However, I did enjoy it, but it was quite confusing as it jumped about in parts and it was hard to follow in places. The story was good, and I did get into it at times, but not one I would read again.


2 Responses to “Songs of the Humpback Whale – Jodi Picoult”

  1. theveryhungrybookworm April 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    It is also my least favorite Picoult! I much prefer My Sister’s Keeper and Nineteen Minutes.

  2. Shirley April 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    I haven’t read this one nor Nineteen Minutes. I read Plain Truth, a book based in an Amish community and reviewed it on my blog as well as My Sister’s Keeper. It is possible that, as this is her debut novel, they just kept getting better. I’d like to read this though to see the difference and the growth Jodi Picoult has made as an author.

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