Jodi Picoult

1966 - Today

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Jodi Lynn Picoult (; born 1966) is an American writer. Picoult has published 28 novels and short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman. Approximately 40 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and have been translated into 34 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jodi Picoult has received more than 1,777,997 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jodi Picoult is the 6,373rd most popular writer (down from 5,556th in 2019), the 11,673rd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,518th in 2019) and the 857th most popular American Writer.

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  • 29

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Notable Works

My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult, Movie Tie-in, Adult
With her penetrating insight into the hearts and minds of real people, Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person, and what happens when emotions meet with scientific advances. ***Now a major film.*** Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. **Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate a life and a role that she has never questioned until now.** **Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to ask herself who she truly is.** But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable a decision that will tear her family apart and have **perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.** **Told from multiple points of view, My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person.** Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life . . . even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? **Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, *Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.***
The Pact
Literature, nyt:e-book_fiction=2012-02-11, Fiction
Was it a suicide or was it murder. Inseparable since they were babies, what happened to cause one of them to die?
Fiction, Married people, Euthanasia
Perfect Match
Fiction, Married women, Women murderers
What does it mean to be a good mother? How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice? Perfect Match In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well. In a heartbeat, Nina's absolute truths and convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son -- no matter the consequence, whatever the sacrifice.
The Tenth Circle
Date rape, Psychological fiction, Rape victims
Keeping Faith
Miracles, Faith, Literature


Among writers, Jodi Picoult ranks 6,373 out of 7,302Before her are Henry Green, Laurent Binet, S. E. Hinton, Joel Osteen, Werewere Liking, and Richard Price. After her are Ludwig Bemelmans, Christopher Fry, Thomas Lodge, Terence MacSwiney, Sylvia Browne, and H. R. F. Keating.

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Among people born in 1966, Jodi Picoult ranks 442Before her are Tigran Keosayan, Aasif Mandvi, Magnus Andersson, Liu Boming, Nobuyuki Kojima, and Valery Asapov. After her are Valdas Ivanauskas, Hito Steyerl, Bruno Gudelj, Leonardo Rodríguez, Jacqueline Obradors, and Ljubčo Georgievski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jodi Picoult ranks 11,673 out of 20,380Before her are Mal Whitfield (1924), Ed Lee (1952), Christina Koch (1979), John Cameron Mitchell (1963), Andy Jassy (1968), and Sarah Frances Whiting (1847). After her are Jean Muir (1911), Brenda Chapman (1962), Charlie Ruggles (1886), Blake Shelton (1976), Richard Carle (1871), and Amy Goodman (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jodi Picoult ranks 857Before her are Tom Wilson (1931), Edward Everett Hale (1822), John P. Marquand (1893), S. E. Hinton (1948), Joel Osteen (1963), and Richard Price (1949). After her are Sylvia Browne (1936), Anderson Cooper (1967), George S. Kaufman (1889), Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815), Linda Woolverton (1952), and Joe Paterno (1926).