Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Salem Falls" by Jodi Picoult

I just finished "Salem Falls" by Jodi Picoult, who is one of my favorite authors.  It takes place in the town of Salem Falls, New Hampshire.  The main character, Jack St. Bride, has just been freed from prison after spending 8 months there.  You come to find out that he was in prison after being falsely accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

It turns out that this comes back to haunt St. Bride in this new place he is hoping to call home.  The daughter of a man in town who has headed up a witch hunt against St. Bride comes forward accusing him of assaulting her.

This story is told from several different points of view, as is usually Picoult's style, always the perfect style book to become a movie.  

Some of my other faves by Picoult are: "Plain Truth," "Vanishing Acts," "The Pact," and another that was made into a movie last year, "My Sister's Keeper."

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