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Book Review of The Storyteller

The Storyteller
The Storyteller
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This Jodi Picoult novel flips back and forth between World War II and modern times. Sage, a baker, is the granddaughter of Minka (the storyteller) previously imprisoned at Auschwitz. Sage meets a man who confesses to having been a Nazi at Auschwitz, asks her to forgive him for his crimes and to kill him. She is conflicted about doing either and instead turns to the FBI for help. There is a lot of content about Auschwitz and what it was like to be Jewish at that time. I was caught up in the twists and turns of this story and enjoyed thinking about all the ethical decisions that Sage had to make along the way.