Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts

eBook - 2005
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her ability to tap into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she explores what happens when a young woman's past--a past she didn't even know she had--catches up to her just in time to threaten her future.

How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall...until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it--and threatens to jeopardize her future.

With Vanishing Acts , Jodi Picoult explores how life--as we know it--might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we've loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with understanding, insight, and compassion.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781416506706
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Mar 22, 2018

I enjoyed the different characters' points of view throughout the novel, because it created a level of realism that couldn't be achieved otherwise. Just hearing about a person's life is much less interesting than "seeing" the life through the character's own experiences. The author clearly understood her subject matter, as she presented most of it in a believable way (with the exception of the trip to the Hopi reservation).

Sep 04, 2017

It was interesting but too much going on in the storyline....kidnapping, pregnancy. finding long
lost mom, alcoholism, child molested , and the prison bits regarding Andrew....this book didn't
quite do it for me....enjoyed her other book MY SISTER'S KEEPER

Apr 19, 2017

Very few authors can create characters vivid enough for me to follow through changes in voice, but I don't have any problems remembering who's who and what happened previously in Jodi Picoult's books. Again, she addresses social issues and how all people affected feel and respond, so that you feel you understand the issue from all points of view.

Apr 24, 2016

Jodi Picoult never disappoints me. The themes of her stories are varied and each book is a pleasant surprise which takes the ader through many an emotion and ends in a perfect finish.

Oct 09, 2015

Not one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books, but still had a compelling story line and character development.

ranjanis May 15, 2013

Very well written. Couldn't put the book down. Not sure if I like the ending though.

Jan 02, 2013

Another compelling novel by Picoult

Jun 27, 2012

The plot of the novel is quite mysterious and sort of scary, but the story itself is very interesting and ends happily.

Apr 14, 2011

Another wonderful page turner from Jodi Piccoult. It was as if I was watching a movie. Could not put it down. Jodi Piccoult has yet to disappoint her readers.

Mar 28, 2011

I enjoyed this book. It was well-written and the characters were well explored. I only wanted to know more about what happened to the main characters at the end of the story though.

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