Second Glance

Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100136202
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508224259
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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This breathtaking novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult asks: Do we love across time, or in spite of it? "Sometimes I wonder....Can a ghost find you, if she wants to?" An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property. Enter Ross Wakeman, a suicidal drifter who has put himself in mortal danger time and again. He's driven his car off a bridge into a lake. He's been mugged in New York City and struck by lightning in a calm country field. Yet despite his best efforts, life clings to him and pulls him ever deeper into the empty existence he cannot bear since his fiancEe's death in a car crash eight years ago. Ross now lives only for the moment he might once again encounter the woman he loves. But in Comtosook, the only discovery Ross can lay claim to is that of Lia Beaumont, a skittish, mysterious woman who, like Ross, is on a search for something beyond the boundary separating life and death. Thus begins Jodi Picoult's enthralling and ultimately astonishing story of love, fate, and a crime of passion. Hailed by critics as a "master" storyteller (The Washington Post), Picoult once again "pushes herself, and consequently the reader, to think about the unthinkable" (Denver Post). Second Glance, her eeriest and most engrossing work yet, delves into a virtually unknown chapter of American history—Vermont's eugenics project of the 1920s and 30s—to provide a compelling study of the things that come back to haunt us—literally and figuratively. Do we love across time, or in spite of it?

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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Product Number EB00572911
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9780743480758

Professional reviews

"Ghosts, genetics, eugenics, and love combine to create an unforgettable story exquisitely narrated by George Guidall. The sprawling story, complex plot, and numerous characters flow effortlessly into the listener's imagination through Guidall's seamless rendering. Ross Wakeman, a ghost hunter and unsuccessful suicide, falls in love with Lia, only to discover she had been murdered more than seventy years in the past. Her story is linked to the Vermont eugenics project in the 1930s that nearly eradicated the Abenaki, who are now claiming that spirits are responsible for the strange happenings in the town of Comtosook, such as the ground freezing in August and rose petals raining from the air. D.T.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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