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Harvesting the Heart Audiobook
Harvesting the Heart
Written by: 
Jodi Picoult
Narrated by: 
Cassandra Campbell
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Harvesting the Heart Audiobook

Harvesting the Heart

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Publisher's Summary

Jodi Picoult earned rave notices for her debut novel Songs of the Humpback Whale. Now this gifted young writer turns her considerable literary talents to the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family.

Written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, Harvesting the Heart recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Sue Miller. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own.

But her mother's absence, and shameful memories of her past, make her doubt both her maternal ability and her sense of self worth. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters and explores issues and emotions readers can relate to.

©1995 Jodi Picoult; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 11-30-09
    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 11-30-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Average Picoult book"

    This book was very well read by the reader and a classic 'page turner' by Picoult. I looked forward to listening to it each day on my daily walk. However, after having read numerous of Picoult's books, it was not my favorite. I found the two main characters to be rather narcissistic and unlikeable. It's not a book I will remember for long - just brain candy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 08-28-10
    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 08-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Hard to get through"

    I usually get through books very quickly but this one never had me running back to it. I had no sympathy for the main character, Paige. She was very weak and couldn't deal with any stress or difficulties. I just wanted to tell her to shut up already. Deal with it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Lake Charles, LA, United States 08-08-10
    Erin Lake Charles, LA, United States 08-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Does not disappoint.."

    I love Jodi Picoult and I absolutely loved this book. It was a great change from her courtroom dramas. After listening to this book the narrator has to be my favorite of all time. Beautiful story and wonderful narrator. One of my all time favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne 03-27-10
    Dianne 03-27-10 Listener Since 2010

    I am a wife, Mother 0f 3 and Grandmother of 7. I work full time and really enjoy a great book!

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    "Harvesting the Heart"

    Wonderful to listen to. Great story line and very nice voice that kept me interested through the whole book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea BLUE ISLAND, IL, United States 03-30-16
    Andrea BLUE ISLAND, IL, United States 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "always amazed"

    I love the works of this author.
    I'm cannot stop it always leaves me wanting to read another

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate LEESBURG, VA, United States 02-17-16
    Kate LEESBURG, VA, United States 02-17-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Least favorite Picoult book"

    I could not relate to anyone in the story and found myself more frustrated with everyone in it rather than enjoying any of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 11-15-15
    Kate 11-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pissed me off"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Picoult and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    Jodi Picoult usually leaves her endings opened, which doesn't bother me tipically, but after all that moaning and groaning by both of the main characters we desearve a clear HAPPY ENDING


    Has Harvesting the Heart turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the elevator scene at the end


    Did Harvesting the Heart inspire you to do anything?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bridgette 10-26-15
    bridgette 10-26-15
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    "Worst Jodi Picoult book!"

    This book is ridiculous. The main character is a selfish little baby brat and her hubby is stuck up and heartless. They drove me crazy! I kept waiting for that famous Picoult twist or a controversial element and nothing. Most of her other books are fabulous. Pick those, skip this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Stupack 10-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Trust all the bad reviews"

    Honestly, I love books by Jodi Picoult. I think she has amazing writing and they are classic page turners (even if people classify them as chick lit). Yet I listened to this whole book and couldn't get into it. It really was just 'drivel' as one reviewer said (which I initially ignored). The book didn't really go anywhere, have much plot, nor did it have a satisfying ending. Not worth the time compared to her other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J-me 01-13-15
    J-me 01-13-15
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    "Heart to Heart"

    It was wonderful story, I wanted to listen to it all time. Love this author. I recommend this book. Thank you Jodi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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