Jodi Picoult

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Dad Arrested After Protesting Daughter's School Novel

He thinks young-adult book is too racy

(Newser) - A New Hampshire father who thought his daughter's high school assigned a book too racy for young teens ended up under arrest at a school board meeting, reports CBS Boston . William Baer complained during the meeting that a particular passage in Jodi Picoult's young-adult novel Nineteen Minutes "... More »

Sister's Keeper a 'Shameless Weepy'

Melodrama about teen cancer patient carries out sustained assault on tear ducts

(Newser) - Cancer melodrama My Sister's Keeper makes every effort possible to tug at the heartstrings, say critics, leaving some people touched and others feeling like they've been run through an industrial tear-extraction machine.
  • AO Scott, New York Times: Keeper "takes on a very tough subject," and has "two
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Big-Time Writers Lured to... Comic Books?

Rising medium attracts established authors

(Newser) - Comic books have officially arrived as a literary medium, NPR reports, and big names are coming out of the woodwork to write them. “In all the years I've been writing, there's only one genre that's really debuted in the New York Times Book Review, and that's the graphic novel,... More »

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