Sing You HomeBook Talk
Knowing what an author's choice reads are is like getting a glimpse into their mind. So we couldn't resist the opportunity to check out the literary picks of best-selling author Jodi Picoult, who recently released her 18th novel, Sing You Home, about the challenges same-sex couples face when marrying and adopting. (She is also the author of My Sister's Keeper, which hit the big screen in 2009.) Read through to see the writing that Picoult loves, as well as the authors she's looked up to along her own novel journey. Photo credit: Atria Books
"Hemingway's 1920s tale of jealousy among five men in love with the same woman entranced me with its short, direct writing-what's not said is more important than what is said." Photo credit: Simon and Schuster
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"My go-to children's book, this story flips the damsel-in-distress concept on its head. It features a strong female protagonist: a princess who has to rescue a prince from a dragon." Photo credit: Annick Press
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"The book that made me want to be a writer. Mitchell's evocative writing about a Southern belle moving on after the Civil War took me to a different time." Photo credit: Pan
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Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
"This story of a woman searching for answers after a neighbor is murdered and her own son goes missing is the first I ever read of Hoffman's-and made me a fan." Photo credit: Berkley
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Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
"Ever since I read this play, I hoped my dream guy would speak a sonnet with me when we met. It didn't work out that way, but I still love how the beauty of the language mirrors the love between the couple." Photo credit: Simon and Schuster
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Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.
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