Delia Hopkins was six years old when her father allowed her to be his assistant in the amateur magic act he performed at the local senior. Summary and reviews of Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult, plus links to a book excerpt from Vanishing Acts and author biography of Jodi Picoult. external image The book Vanishing Acts starts out in New Hampshire with a woman named Delia Hopkins, who is on a Picoult, Jodi.

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Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it. For 28 of her 32 years, Delia has believed her mother was dead. But it only differs to the topic that Jodi ats to be enjoyed by the reader, unfortunately I never enjoyed it.

I’ve loved everything she’s written for the most part but this book left me hanging. I was perfectly happy to sign a marriage certificate at the courthouse. She tackles many issues vanisihng this book including kidnapping, alcoholism, memory, being a parent, etc. I’m wondering why people like Jodi Piccoult so much and am very apprehensive about picking another one of her books.

Does that seem fair? I’m bummed because I normally love Jodi Picoult’s work and this sounded like a great story. Read more Read less. Showing of reviews.

Honey, life is just the place where the thread manages to pick up the fabric. There’s so much to this book that coulda been left out!


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I had read the book prior to taking the course and did not reread it. A recurrent theme in Vanishing Acts is self-identity. The premise is fascinating but unfortunately, the characters were not as finely etched.


Eric starts drinking again a little bit, no wife-beating, child-endangering, pass-out in a bar kind of drinking because she puts the most incredible pressure on him imaginable. No picoylt tree can bear our climate, where we have not only White Christmases but also White Halloweens. I bend down to pick them up.

She can never remember her 4 years experience but one thing that really force her to know was her dream of her father planting a licoult tree if I’m not mistaken in the backyard. My quick and simple overall: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. When her father is arrested for the crime and put on trial back in Arizona, everything Vanushing knows to be true about her life and her world unravels. Partly, and I’ve had the same issue with some of her other books, especially my sister’s keeper, where I feel like my idea of poetic justice or how people feel and react are just SLIGHTLY off hers.

Jun 23, Anjum Choudhury rated it it was ok Recommends it for: While I wait for the dismissal bell to ring, I acrs off the strand of pearls.

Jodi, I’m not happy with Vanishing Acts but I really enjoyed the last 2 books I read before depreciating this book. This is a story which will stick with readers for a long time pucoult have you asking yourself, “Would I have done the same thing?

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It will cut to the heart of what she holds to be true and good. The telephone rings, but I have told Sophie that this is Her Time — a consolation prize for missing the tea party at school. Same for the prison drama. He knows the routine. This is a story which will stick with readers for a long time and have you a It’s been quite a while since I read anything by this author. Before I know it, I am telling Fitz about the lemon tree.

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But I could not cope with the heroine being in love with two men at the same time! This is definitely worth your time is you enjoy characters who seem real and plots with clever twists.

Also, I could tell the answer to the “mystery” of why the father did what he did was going to be a long time coming–there seemed to be a lot of secrets conveniently being kept, which I think really just served to draw the story out and keep the reader interested along the way.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely picoultt with understanding, insight, and compassion. I am little, and he has just finished planting a lemon tree in our backyard. I really don’t mind being able to figure out how vanishinh end, that’s fine with me, but when the clues are so obvious and none of the characters react to it at all Trivia About Vanishing Acts.

Review “[R]ichly textured and engaging.