Harvesting the Heart

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family.
Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave.

Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of.

“A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review

Harvesting the Heart - Jodi Picoult Summary

The novel Harvesting the Heart is author Jodi Picoult's second novel, after Songs of the Humpback Whale, published in 1993 by Viking. The novel comprises three parts: Conception, Growth and Delivery. A review by ConsumerHelpWeb describes Picoult's novels as "absorbing and entertaining", and this is no exception, it "poses questions that are relevant to [the reviewer's] own life and to [his/her] own relationships"...

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Harvesting the Heart - Jodi Picoult Book Reviews (357)


Touches my heart5 star

I love this book. We need a sequel 55


This is yet another adictively reader by Jodi4 star

I love this book, like some movies it takes time to get to the best part, but Jodi Picoult never fails! I enjoy her style of writing. I suggest anyone in any relationship could take away something from this book. Great read:)))) 45


A bit disappointing3 star

Not one of Picoult's more interesting novels. While she tends to be an engaging writer, I found this book totally forgetable. 35

Lisa Barton

Harvesting the Heart5 star

Loved it! I have read this book 8 times, when I was up with insomnia, etc. I love the person to person chapters and I could really identify with the details of both Paige and Nicholas. Even though the ending left some questions for maybe a sequel , but I felt that was how real life was played out. Sometimes things don't gestate to a final completion-especially in relationships. I love Jodi's books and this one was just brilliant. Check out Sue Miller's "The Good Mother". Another incredible author. 55

Victoria in OK

So much like real life5 star

Excellent book! You cannot predict the twists and turns the writer takes you through. So many books I have read are so easy to foretell the ending. But not this one. That's why I love all of Jodi Picoult's books. 55

Rocky cville

Silly3 star

Maybe I've read too many of her books, but this was far and away my least favorite. Read My Sister's Keeper and then move on to a different author. 35

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