Plain Truth

Plain Truth

A Novel

Book - 2007
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From the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper comes the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country -- and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide -- and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within -- to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Washington Square Press, 2007, c2000.
Edition: Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781416547815
1416547819
Characteristics: viii, 405 p. --

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NanCcan
Jun 15, 2016

Once again, we are invited into the hearts and minds of people with whom we would never have become so well acquainted had Jodi Picoult not done her research so well, and had she not led us to see and feel how the situation is viewed by everyone touched by the incident. Our backgrounds give us biases that Jodi Picoult tears away.
I enjoyed this book as much as her other books.

gb505 Sep 12, 2014

diana recomends

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Eil_1
Jun 26, 2013

Another excellent book by Picoult. Lots of background information on the Amish way of life. The ending came as a surprise for me, although, based on their culture and religion, it should not have. The cultures that give the Male the right to rule his family has led to tragedy in so many cases - as is shown in this story.

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bklerner
Jul 11, 2012

Although many of her books seem similar, this one was different because there was no
'disease of the week." Picoult has a nice writing style, but I could see some would think it'snot very exciting.

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KKPGIRL
May 14, 2012

I liked this book, even though it was very slow. There are a lot of philosophical sentences in here that were very deep and meaningful. I was very undecided for most of the book if Katie was guilty or not. I liked Ellie, but I kept thinking she was in her late 20s to early 30s, rather than 37 years old. Towards the ending, I thought that we'd never find out what happened to Baby Fisher after Katie fell asleep, but the last few pages are a complete shock and answer a lot of questions. I didn't realize there was a movie of this book until I was almost finished reading, so I'm going to watch the movie and compare it to the book. I have a feeling that the movie might be better, mostly because it will be shorter and more action-packed than the book. Overall, I liked this book, but it was very slow and tended to get boring easily.

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kristen89
Apr 13, 2012

Not a bad book. I enjoyed the look into the Amish way of life and how they live. As I was reading I felt that I had read it before, but couldn't remember how it ended. I wonder if the jury would have found her guilty or not since they were out so many days trying to decide.

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TheIronLibrarian
Mar 01, 2012

One of Picoult's best works, by my estimate. I learned a great deal about life in an Amish community, reading this book. This was a heart-wrenching and thought-provoking read.

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shupaB
Aug 29, 2011

My fave Picoult book, so interesting and as always a kicker in the end. Suspense all the way through.

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Riceyy
Jul 14, 2011

I think this was one of Jodi Picoult's best novels. Really descriptive, well thought out, and the story line was so original. Wonderful book. A little disturbing at the ending though.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

one of my favorite Jodi Picoult novels. well-written. And yes, the lifetime movie is also good. But read the book first, dang it!

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