Second Glance: A Novel [Jodi Picoult] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This breathtaking novel from #1 New York Times bestselling. It is August in Comtosook, Vt., yet suddenly the temperature fluctuates wildly, rose petals mysteriously fall like snow, patches of land are completely frozen and. Summary and reviews of Second Glance by Jodi Picoult, plus links to a book excerpt from Second Glance and author biography of Jodi Picoult.

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It was very cold out, and very clear, and our breath was visible in front of us.

And it was— jofi were days Eli Rochert looked at the leaves turning, rubies and amber and emeralds, and he simply had to stop for a moment and catch his breath.

Sep 01, Beth rated it liked it. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I’m not clear on whether or not Meredith was a true descendant of Lia Beaumont Ruby said Lia’s baby died because it was sickly as she was taking it to another city cannot remember what city. Lia’s widow, Spencer Pike, claims that the baby was stillborn and that he buried it the day it was born in order to spare Lia’s feelings. A man with shoulder— length brown hair and unsettling sea green eyes stepped out and stretched until his back popped.

Granted, if you walked around barefoot you got a few odd stares picouult now and then, but the important parts of you were covered. The brim was curled tight as a snail, a shape Ethan cultivated by hooking the lip of the hat beneath the adjustable band in the back.

They left behind a faint cloud of sweet smoke and two perfectly good unopened bottles of Rolling Rock that Eli could make use of when he went off— duty. Ethan adores his uncle and is thrilled when the construction on the old Pike property causes a ghost to manifest itself, giving Ross a job.


Second Glance

Maybe it was a bug in reworking an old abandoned draft, but my feeling was that is was more a symptom, that the author just did not think it that important, that the focus is to put as much possible emotional drama and tension into some hot topic she researched and wants to write about. Jan 18, E. I was actually piqued by the idea.

Once the storyline made sense I began to enjoy it much more, although I would not say it was amongst my favourites. My favorite character was definitely the year-old Abenaki, Az Thompson. And no laboratory had yet crafted the drug that could ease this picoylt. Eventually the damage affects cell division, which leads to cancer.

The fact that there was a This was an amazing read! Second Glance Author s: The ground freezes in August; the sky rains down rose petals; and the home that is being demolished somehow rebuilds itself at night. Washington Square Press Availability: Thus begins Jodi Picoult’s enthralling and ultimately astonishing story of love, fate, and a crime of passion.

Second Glance wa I don’t believe in ghosts. Meredith meets her great-great grandfather and her grandfather after a DNA test confirms their family connection. In this case she weaves the issues of eugenics and genetics into an original story of a love lost.

This was a perfect choice for a book club discussion as it offered the avenue to discuss ghost stories, genetic testing, boundaries and possibilities. Shelby had first noticed something was wrong when Ethan was six weeks old, but it took a year of testing before he was diagnosed with XP. Far fetched, complicated, over the top and way too in I was so torn with this. Get struck by lightening? I am only sorry that seconr took me so long to sort all the characters out in the early part of the book as once picoultt all slipped into place it was a great read.


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But then the young man Spencer had once been would disappear, leaving him to stare at the crumbs that were left of his life. On the congregational church in the center of town hung a plaque from Vermont Life magazine, datedthe year that Comtosook was lauded as the most picture— perfect hamlet in the state. Their survival tactics during the eugenics project of the 20s and 30s, meant to keep their traditions alive, ironically has turned them into ghosts whose collective voice cannot be heard.

He tried suicide-any number secondd times.

SECOND GLANCE by Jodi Picoult | Kirkus Reviews

The nurse fussed ssecond him, turning pillows and raising the head of the bed. Or in spite of it? He moves in with his motherly older sister Shelby, along with her son Ethan who is suffering from XP xeroderma pigmentosumin Comtosook, Vermont.

From here we went on a real, live, ghost hunting call. Ross now lives only for the moment he might once again encounter the woman he loves.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Even if I die and become a ghost gance haunt all the people that did me wrong in my lifetime – I still wouldn’t believe.