Plain Truth

Plain Truth

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The discovery of a dead baby under a pile of old blankets in Aaron Fisher's barn sets off a scandal in Amish country and an investigation that could implicate Fisher's eighteen-year-old daughter
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780743422819
0743422813
9781416547815
1416547819
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 405 pages)
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Audience: Accelerated Reader UG 5.7 22 42969

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Klimo1
Jan 24, 2020

I started to read this book and then realized that I had already read it years ago. :) Very good book!

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milburnmom
Oct 25, 2019

Read Summer of 2018.

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superreader64
Nov 29, 2018

Well-written, great book.

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NanCcan
Jun 15, 2016

Once again, we are invited into the hearts and minds of people with whom we would never have become so well acquainted had Jodi Picoult not done her research so well, and had she not led us to see and feel how the situation is viewed by everyone touched by the incident. Our backgrounds give us biases that Jodi Picoult tears away.
I enjoyed this book as much as her other books.

gb505 Sep 12, 2014

diana recomends

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Eil_1
Jun 26, 2013

Another excellent book by Picoult. Lots of background information on the Amish way of life. The ending came as a surprise for me, although, based on their culture and religion, it should not have. The cultures that give the Male the right to rule his family has led to tragedy in so many cases - as is shown in this story.

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bklerner
Jul 11, 2012

Although many of her books seem similar, this one was different because there was no
'disease of the week." Picoult has a nice writing style, but I could see some would think it'snot very exciting.

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KKPGIRL
May 14, 2012

I liked this book, even though it was very slow. There are a lot of philosophical sentences in here that were very deep and meaningful. I was very undecided for most of the book if Katie was guilty or not. I liked Ellie, but I kept thinking she was in her late 20s to early 30s, rather than 37 years old. Towards the ending, I thought that we'd never find out what happened to Baby Fisher after Katie fell asleep, but the last few pages are a complete shock and answer a lot of questions. I didn't realize there was a movie of this book until I was almost finished reading, so I'm going to watch the movie and compare it to the book. I have a feeling that the movie might be better, mostly because it will be shorter and more action-packed than the book. Overall, I liked this book, but it was very slow and tended to get boring easily.

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kristen89
Apr 13, 2012

Not a bad book. I enjoyed the look into the Amish way of life and how they live. As I was reading I felt that I had read it before, but couldn't remember how it ended. I wonder if the jury would have found her guilty or not since they were out so many days trying to decide.

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TheIronLibrarian
Mar 01, 2012

One of Picoult's best works, by my estimate. I learned a great deal about life in an Amish community, reading this book. This was a heart-wrenching and thought-provoking read.

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