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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Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

I just didn’t like this that much. Part 3, Delivery, FallChapter 37, Paige. The chapters alternate between Paige’s and Nicholas’ points of view with Paige’s chapters written in the first person. I pushed through the whole book expecting the crazy plot twists she is so famous for.

Nicholas and Paige have a contented marriage- until Paige finds out she’s pregnant. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Jun 16, Kyra rated it did not like it. In short, this is a story about a woman Paige who was abandoned by her mother at the age of 5.

However, Paige soon realizes she does not have to do what her mother did and that love is the only thing that truly matters. Part 1, ConceptionChapter 14, Paige. He was a brilliant heart surgeon, hence the title but the title has a double meaning re Paige’s heart too. I thought characters seemed endearing at first but eventually I stopped liking them altogether and didn’t care what happened to them The story is about a young woman who runs away from her home in Chicago and finds herself in Cambridge.


The story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family. Read it Forward Read it first. We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 13 comments.

They both become famous in their harvestinb world. Any mother— or child— cannot help but to relate to the issues and emotions explored within this book.

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She does not want to begin a marriage because of a child. After about a month off, I picked it up again First off, before starting the book, I noticed it was on a list of books not to read while pregnant and thought, harvessting fact.

He held me the way a child holds a snowflake, lightly, as if he knew in the back of his mind I might disappear in the blink of an eye. I love Jodi picoult but this was hard to get through Finally, unable to cope, Paige runs away: The girl then spends the rest of her life trying to make sense of that.

Apr 30, Georgette rated it liked it. She ties this in with the fact that her mother abandoned her and her father when she was Paige was the daughter of an Irish immigrant father who was a not very good inventor and a mother who ran off when she was five and they never knew why. This is combined with attitudes of those who have been brought up to think they are superior and how they behave in a marriage. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Jun 16, K’s Corner rated it really liked it.


Paige moves in with Nicholas’ parents and attempts to convince Nicholas that she narvesting back for good, while Nicholas tries to convince himself that divorce is the only option. Part 1, ConceptionIpcoult 17, Nicholas. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself heary a child of her own. Taking care of a newborn is difficult.

To view it, click here. Boy, was I wrong…very, very wrong! A mother runs away from her child because she doesn’t think she’ll be a good mother.

I like the open-ended ending but just wish that it would’ve been resolved a bit more and a few hundred pages earlier! I probably gave it more haert than some of the others to leave reviews because of that.

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With Harvesting the Heart Jodi Picoult has delivered a novel that is not only heartwarming, but also deals with doubts every mother has experienced. If you want to read a Picoult book, I’d stick to her more recent books. I won’t say any more as it would spoil the story but joi was quite a surprise the way thins went from there. Nicholas is also unsure of Paige’s feelings for him, afraid she has only come back to take his child away.