Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart.... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.She picks a Puritan, holds it up to the warm noon sun, and then presses it up against her lips, getting ready to bite. ... I fix my eyes on the Big House; I keep walking. ... Naturally, they have bathrooms but not many. ... upstairs has to share one master bathroom, one claw-footed tub with a pull-around shower curtain, one ancient toilet with an overhead chain-pull tank. ... I let the room fill up with steam and then Ia#39;m singing the melodies of doo-wop songs, so I dona#39;t hear the door open.
|Title||:||Songs of the Humpback Whale|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2002-03-01|