Where There's Smoke: A Short Story

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Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who “writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships” (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time.
 
Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.
 
Praise for Jodi Picoult
 
“Picoult is a rare writer who delivers, book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Picoult is a solid, lively storyteller.”The New York Times
 
“If Picoult were a general, she would be Patton; if a sports franchise, the New York Yankees; if a natural phenomenon, the sunrise.”Tampa Tribune
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A Cross
December 20, 2015
Even for a short story there's a lot left unanswered. Still an entertaining read. I enjoyed it.
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Breanna Lakin
September 29, 2015
Wish it were longer, however I love J. Piccoult. Esp. Since this one is a little different then her normal illness & court debacle writes.
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Maudelicious
September 19, 2015
I love it BUT...... it should be one of the chapters of Leaving Time not a stand-alone book. I loved Leaving Time and this book is a part of that and shouldn't be sold apart. Please get it included into where it belongs Jodi and don't make people pay extra for a chapter that poses as a whole book.
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About the author

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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