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Picoult (Songs of the Humpback Whales) brings her considerable talents to this contemporary story of a young woman in search of her identity. Abandoned by. The novel Harvesting the Heart is author Jodi Picoult’s second novel, after Songs of the Humpback Whale, published in by Viking. The novel comprises. From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister’s Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young.

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I think the reason it was so hard for me to read is because of my harvssting surrounding my own mother and our “relationship”. Her mother the original self-destructee is even worse. Paige is convinced she will not be a good mother because she does not have a good role model.

Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult is a touching story about a woman who has never known a mother and therefore has no reason to believe she can be a successful mother harvestlng.

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She walks out on her son and husband to go and find the mother that abandoned her. Sep 15, Kelsey Hagenah rated it did not like it.

Get Harvesting the Heart from Amazon. This study guide contains the following sections: Viking; paperback edition published by Penguin Part 1, ConceptionChapter 9, Nicholas.

I think this novel was so terrible, to me anyways, because Paige felt like she was entitled to selfishness. Perhaps the worst aspect is character development or lack thereof. I didn’t relate to the marital problems. Harvesting the Heart First edition.


The ending is vague as to whether they have decided to make their reunion permanent. Part 3, Delivery, FallChapter hewrt, Paige. Book club discussion questions for Harvesting the Heart. This novel with its theme of ambiguous motherhood was a complete disappointment.

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Part 3, Delivery, FallChapter 41, Nicholas. Part 1, ConceptionChapter 6, Nicholas. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Upon doing this, Harvestig suddenly realizes how much she misses her son and her marriage.

When Paige commits a sin against her father’s Catholic beliefs, she feels as though she has no choice but to run away and begin her life elsewhere.

Quotes from Harvesting the Heart. This is one I’ll be glad to put in my Little Free Library, though there’s a part of me that thinks I harvseting throw it away so it doesn’t ruin Jodi Picoult for some unsuspecting reader who is a newcomer to her work.

However, Paige will not go home until she knows she can be a good mother to her baby.

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I did love her descriptions of people, places, and events but some of it was way overdone. The novel is divided into three distinct sections: I could relate a lot to her having trouble being pretty young and trying to figure out the whole motherhood thing. Paige hezrt to tell Nicholas, and reach out to get help, but he’s obsessed with his career and doesn’t think it’s something that will continue onward syndrome of many new fathers who don’t realize the depth of their wives’ postpartum woes and it will just “go away”.


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He was a brilliant heart surgeon, hence the title but the title has a double meaning re Paige’s heart too. I’m a huge fan of character development, but it seemed like she was trying to convince herself as well as the reader of the character’s motivations by repetition. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Part 3, Delivery, FallChapter 43, Nicholas. She marries a man who also has family issues, though neither of them recognizes their issues or discusses them.

Retrieved from ” https: I hadn’t wanted to read another Jodi Picoult. She heads home to an irate Nicholas, who threatens to not only take Max away, but to file for divorce.

I couldn’t understand why the two characters ever got married in the first place-they were from ver This book lacked what I like about Jodi Picoult books–twisting plot lines, multiple, relatable characters I thought the plot was highly predictable.

That being said it just has never been for me. Buy the Audiobook Download: Secrets She Left Behind. More about Jodi Picoult. So Joid need to announce that I am seriously disappointed She seemed to ramble on and on about previous events in the characters’ lives or some odd description of a harvedting they once visited or experienced.