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Title:The Pact
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Publisher:Avon
ISBN:0061150142
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Number of Pages:512
Category:Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Chick lit

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Pact For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty they ve grown so close it seems they have always been a part of each other s lives Parents and children alike have been best friends so it s no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily s friendship blossoms into something more They ve been soul mates since they were born .

So when midnight calls from the hospital come in no one is ready for the appalling truth Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head There s a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father s cabinet a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris has described

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The small town of Paradise Pennsylvania is a jewel in Lancaster County known for its picture postcard landscapes and bucolic lifestyle But that peace is shattered by the discovery of a dead infant in the barn of an Amish farmer A police investigation quickly leads to two startling disclosures the newborn s mother is an unmarried Amish woman eighteen year old Katie Fisher And the infant did not die of natural causes Although Katie denies the medical proof that she gave birth to the child circumstantial evidence leads to her arrest for the murder of her baby br br One hundred miles away Philadelphia defense attorney Ellie Hathaway has achieved an enviable high profile career But her latest court victory has set the sands shifting beneath her Single at thirty nine and unsatisfied with her relationship Ellie doesn t look back when she turns down her chance to make partner and takes off for an open ended stay at her great aunt s home in Paradise Fate brings her to Katie Fisher Suddenly Ellie sees the chance to defend a client who truly needs her not just one who can afford her br br But taking on this case challenges Ellie in more ways than one She finds herself not only in a clash of wills with a client who does not want to be defended but also in a clash of cultures with a people whose channels of justice are markedly different from her own Immersing herself in Katie Fisher s life and in a world founded on faith humility duty and honesty Ellie begins to understand the pressures and sacrifices of those who to live plain As she peels away the layers of fact and fantasy Ellie calls on an old friend for guidance Now just as this man from Ellie s past reenters her life she must uncover the truth about a complex case a tragic loss the bonds of love and her own deepest fears and desires, The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother s tragic loss and one man s last chance at gaining salvation Can we save ourselves or do we rely on others to do it Is what we believe always the truth br br One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family and the next she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart Now her life is a waiting game Waiting for time to heal her wounds waiting for justice In short waiting for a miracle to happen br br For Shay Bourne life holds no more surprises The world has given him nothing and he has nothing to offer the world In a heartbeat though something happens that changes everything for him Now he has one last chance for salvation and it lies with June s eleven year old daughter Claire But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets past crimes and the rage of a mother who has lost her child br br Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy s dying wish br br Once again Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption justice and love, In nineteen minutes you can mow the front lawn color your hair watch a third of a hockey game In nineteen minutes you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist you can fold laundry for a family of five In nineteen minutes you can stop the world or you can just jump off it In nineteen minutes you can get revenge br br Sterling is a small ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence In the aftermath the town s residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy For them the lines between truth and fiction right and wrong insider and outsider have been obscured forever Josie Cormier the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case could be the state s best witness but she can t remember what happened in front of her own eyes And as the trial progresses fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show destroying the closest of friendships and families br br Nineteen Minutes is New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult s most raw honest and important novel yet Told with the straightforward style for which she has become known it asks simple questions that have no easy answers Can your own child become a mystery to you What does it mean to be different in our society Is it ever okay for a victim to strike back And who if anyone has the right to judge someone else, When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta her parents are devastated she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows a lifetime of pain Every expectant parent will tell you that they don t want a perfect baby just a healthy one Charlotte and Sean O Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby too if they d been given the choice Instead their lives are made up of sleepless nights mounting bills the pitying stares of luckier parents and maybe worst of all the what ifs What if their child had been born healthy But it s all worth it because Willow is funny as it seems perfect She s smart as a whip on her way to being as pretty as her mother kind brave and for a five year old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom Willow is Willow in sickness and in health br br Everything changes though after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what ifs of all What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow s illness What if things could have been different What if their beloved Willow had never been born To do Willow justice Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more What constitutes a valuable life