Evening Book Discussion Group: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Join us for a discussion of The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.
The Evening Book Discussion Goup usually meets the third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room but in April, will meet on the 4th Tuesday, due to author Mary Roach's appearance at Penn States's HUB at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 as part of the 2014 Centre County Reads programming.
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day's breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother's death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage's grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can't.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she's ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she's made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.