The Storyteller Paperback – 1 January 2000
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NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER *** For seventy years, Josef Weber has been hiding in
plain sight. He is a pillar of his local community. He is also a murderer.
When Josef decides to confess, it is to Sage Singer, a young woman who trusts
him as her friend. What she hears shatters everything she thought she knew
and believed. As Sage uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she
must follow a twisting trail between terror and mercy, betrayal and
forgiveness, love - and revenge.
- ASIN : B099SJ21N5
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (1 January 2000)
- Customer reviews:
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An engrossing novel about the power of story, family and moralityReviewed in Canada on 10 December 2018
Twenty-five year old baker Sage Singer has been attending a bereavement group for three years following the deaths of her parents when she meets Josef Weber. Josef is a man in his nineties who is well-respected in the small community where they live as a big contributor to community events and a retired high-school German teacher. However, as their friendship develops, Sage discovers a horrible secret about Josef as he makes a huge request of her. Josef is a former Nazi who killed many people in his life, and he wants Sage, who is Jewish by culture if not religion, to help him die. Upon receiving this request, Sage feels compelled to report Josef to the police despite his advanced age. She also learns that her own grandmother, who has kept her story of Holocaust survival under wraps for almost 70 years, may have a connection to Josef. This is an engrossing novel about a multi-faceted ethical dilemma that will keep you hooked to the end.
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What a book, it started out slow but after ...Reviewed in Canada on 15 December 2017
What a book, it started out slow but after about 40 pages things turned around. I never thought I'd be reading a book about WWII and the gruesome treatment of the Jewish people. This was an eye opener that kept me reading to the end. There are many twists and turns in the story but it is well worth your time. Thank you Jodi Picoult for your research and the story that came of it.
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Another great Picoult novelReviewed in Canada on 25 August 2014
I enjoyed all of Jodi Picoult novels, but I was not expecting this. Another holocaust story but told in a completing different way. Three story tellers tell the tale from three viewpoints. A gripping novel unlike any other I've read from Picoult. She is the ultimate story teller!
Laurea Pady Shenher
Superb read.Reviewed in Canada on 13 July 2021
Superb book from a superb author. No regrets here.