We are honored to launch Jodi Picoult’s new novel at the Wilder Center, the recently restored community center just three miles south of the bookstore. The Storyteller goes on sale on 2/26 and we will be the first to hear Jodi talk about the book before she heads off on her national tour!
Pre-registration is required for this event, $38.00 covers
• entry to the event
• a copy of The Storyteller, signed if you wish
• coffee, tea & light refreshments provided by a local baker Reservations are non-refundable. No tickets will be issued: we will have a list at the event.
The Storyteller is “an astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness” from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.
Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret--one that nobody else in town would ever suspect--and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?
In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.
Wilder Center is located at the corner of Route 5 and Gillette Street in the Wilder Village Historic District in the town of Hartford, Vermont.
Parking:Wilder Center has 17 on-site parking spaces and street parking is allowed in the neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors and do not block driveways. Additional parking in the area can be arranged by Wilder Center on a case-by-case basis, but please consider carpooling, walking, or using public transportation.
Public Transportation:Advance Transit operates free public transportation throughout the Upper Valley Monday through Friday. The Green Line stops just down the street from Wilder Center at Datamann.