Where There's Smoke: A Short Story

Where There's Smoke: A Short Story

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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who a€œwrites with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationshipsa€ (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time. Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, shea€™s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damagea€”to both her reputation and her showa€”Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price. Praise for Jodi Picoult a€œPicoult is a rare writer who delivers, book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.a€a€”Entertainment Weekly a€œPicoult is a solid, lively storyteller.a€a€”The New York Times a€œIf Picoult were a general, she would be Patton; if a sports franchise, the New York Yankees; if a natural phenomenon, the sunrise.a€a€”Tampa TribuneTherea#39;s the kind of memory you have about the world, like knowing that stoves are hot and that if you dona#39;t wear shoes outside in the winter youa#39;ll get frostbite. Therea#39;s the kind you get from your sensesa€”that staring at the sun makes you squintanbsp;...

Title:Where There's Smoke: A Short Story
Author:Jodi Picoult
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2014-05-19


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