Salem Falls

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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100136208
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508224433
Narrator/s: Julia Gibson
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Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes a compelling and disturbing novel about a prep school teacher accused of rape by a group of young girls, the woman who stands by him, and the repercussions of the case in a small, New England town where the past is only a heartbeat away. Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him. A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets -- and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

All formats/editions

eBook
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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Product Number EB00563989
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9780743422796
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Product Number 160011
Released: Feb 04, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Washington Square
ISBN: #9780743418713

Professional reviews

"Jack St. Bride was a teacher whose reputation was destroyed by a malicious student. After serving jail time for statutory rape, a crime he didn't commit, Jack moves to Salem Falls, New Hampshire, and takes a menial job. This helps for a while, but soon history repeats itself, and Jack, a registered sex offender, is again accused of rape. Narrator Julia Gibson has a pleasing, light voice and is strongest when portraying Jack's accusers, a Wiccan coven of young girls. But her voice doesn't convince as the story enters the more serious legal aspects of a court trial. With a plot that is reminiscent of Arthur Miller's CRUCIBLE and Lillian Hellman's CHILDREN'S HOUR, Picoult's novel creates plausible characters entangled in an intriguing plot. A must for Picoult's many fans. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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