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ISBN: 0340836717
Author: Jodi Picoult
Language: English
Publisher: ISIS LARGE PRINT (2006)
Pages: 448
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 566
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Mercy (Jodi Picoult, 1996) explores highly charged emotional and ethical issues: What would you do for someone . This is a wonderful book, with many characters who are easy to care about and an ending that is satisfyingly real.

Mercy (Jodi Picoult, 1996) explores highly charged emotional and ethical issues: What would you do for someone you love? Would you lie? Would you leave? Would you kill? . Mercy explores highly charged emotional and ethical issues: What would you do for someone you love? Would you lie? Would you leave?

I'm indebted-again-to Ina Gravitz and Dr. James Umlas.

I'm indebted-again-to Ina Gravitz and Dr. also to Fran Kaszuba, Christopher Gentile, Aaron Belz, Laura Gross, Laura Yorke, Jane Picoult, Jon Picoult, and Paul Constantino, chief of police in Sterling, Massachusetts. Hats off to Andrea Greene Goldman, legal guru, who didn't mind consultations at midnight and who graciously waived her hourly fee.

He had been interviewed in conjunction with a feature story on Kevorkian, some reporter's way of showing that more than one educated man of science believed in mercy killing. Harding himself came to the outer office. Mr. MacPhee," he said, extending a hand.

I love Jodi Picoult books! However, this one was a real dispointment to me. I didn't find the book a pleasure to read until over halfway through and even then it wasn't gripping in the way her stories usually are. In fact as the book progressed I became increasingly annoyed at Cam. I found the numerous storylines distracting in a way since I found they detracted from rather than added to the main storyline. Also the character of Cam was so self centered that I actually felt sorry for Allie even I love Jodi Picoult books!

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy.

Jodi Lynn Picoult (/ˈdʒoʊdi ˈpiːkoʊ/; born May 19, 1966) is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003

Jodi Lynn Picoult (/ˈdʒoʊdi ˈpiːkoʊ/; born May 19, 1966) is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult was born in Nesconset, New York, on Long Island and has one younger brother. She graduated from Smithtown High School East in June, 1983. She has described her family as "non-practicing Jewish".

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Mercy by Jodi Picoult.

Mercy by Jodi Picoult.

This is one of Ms. Picoult's older books that's been on my reader for a while. I'm sorry I waited so long to read it as it's an excellent story. Jodi Picoult is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire. Библиографические данные.

Mercy by Jodi Picoult is a cleverly written story about two marriages: one between Cam and his wife Allie, the . It did have a good story though, nonetheless, and it's still a great book.

Mercy by Jodi Picoult is a cleverly written story about two marriages: one between Cam and his wife Allie, the other between Cam's cousin Jamie and his wife Maggie. As the novel progresses, the reader watches as the marriage between Cam and Allie changes. It is fun to watch the characters develop as they deal with difficult issues in their lives. Наиболее популярные в Художественная литература.

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Perdana
This is the first time I have been terribly disappointed in one of Jodi Picoult's books! I have NO clue what this book was really about. It seemed to be two incomplete stories.

Story One: The social debate over mercy killing and/or a persons right to chose end of life. This COULD have been a very good tale if the author had focused her efforts on this subject matter that seems to be in the news more often these days. I would have preferred to hear more about the two sides and the history of the couple at the center of the "mercy killing" and court battle. I'd have loved to hear more about the jury and their struggle (or lack there of) to come to a decision. What did they base it one? Were there any hold outs and why? There seemed to be a focus on which ones appeared to side with the defendant and others who sided with the state while a few seemed to fall in between but within hours they had a complete acquittal...? This story was completely diluted by Story Two and ended abruptly with the defendant seeing his dead wife...? HUH???

Story Two: Mystery woman Mia strolls into town and the author seems to elude to her having a secret agenda. She quickly becomes involved in an affair with the married sheriff and the two seem to not be able to resist each other. The affair drags on and is slowly discovered by the sheriff's mother and then his wife...whoop-dee-do...and then she strolls out of town with her cat and back pack never to be seen again. HUH? Now, she disappears once earlier on in the affair and the sheriff actually hires a private investigator to track her down...why then and not now? What was her agenda for coming to town and then disappearing and how does this relate to "Mercy"?

Both stories could have been an entire book in themselves with the right amount of content but mashed together into one book, neither held my interest and the ending just...ended...no conclusion on anything.
Error parents
Jodi Picoult chose a interesting title for this book, which told two stories. The primary story, which the casual reader would relate to the title, was of Jamie McDonald who smothered his terminally ill wife with a pillow in the small town of Wheelock, MA. He and Maggie had driven there from their home because Jamie's cousin, Cam was not only the police chief, but also head of the McDonald clan. With Maggie's body in the passenger seat, Jamie confessed to killing her. At this point, I expected Ms. Picoult to tackle the question of mercy killing because it was clear that Jamie loved Maggie almost irrationally. Although he claimed that Maggie begged him to end her life, did she? Only two people knew, and one was dead.

Expecting the story to focus on the controversial subject of euthanasia, I was surprised by a secondary story. Cam met Mia, his wife's new assistant at her florist shop, and quickly fell head over heels in love with a woman who had seemed to appear out of nowhere. Allie had not only given Mia a job, but invited her to stay at the McDonald home, where the affair began. Cam jeopardized his seemingly good marriage for a woman who remained a mystery to me. Perhaps I missed something, but where did Mia come from, why did she carry all her worldly goods and her cat in a duffel bag, and why did she appear in Wheelock? These questions were never answered. It seemed to me that she was an excuse for Allie to discover mercy. The story of Mia and Cam got in the way of a potentially pithy debate about mercy killing. In fact, I found both characters highly annoying and wished that Allie had had the backbone to throw her philandering husband out of her life.

I generally like Jodi Picoult's books, but this one fell short for me. The superfluous history of the clan system would have been apropos in a book about Scotland, but it served little purpose in "Mercy." It was never made clear why Jamie came to his uncle's town to kill Maggie (did he expect the clan leader to back a fellow clansman?).

There was too much clutter in a book that could have been interesting, relevant and timely.
Alien
I was so disgusted early in the book, I looked up other reviews to see if I was the only prude. Apparently not. The first part of the book quickly degenerated into a 2nd rate slutty "romance" novel. I was incensed that the main character, whose wife was an absolute jewel who treated him like a god, so easily slid into an affair, with a woman who his wife had befriended and helped. So much of the book was devoted to their ongoing need to sexually satisfy themselves, with no thought to the clueless wife, that the book lost site of some ideas that had been earlier implanted (like the possibility of their meeting in a previous lifetime). I love Jodi Piccoult's writing . . . usually. This is an exception. I did persevere to the end, but I think Jodi needs to take a cold shower. I will say the title "Mercy" was a good one, though, as it was woven throughout the book.

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