Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult

Vanishing Acts

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2005-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 148 Ratings)


How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall...until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it -- and threatens to jeopardize her future. With Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult explores how life -- as we know it -- might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we've loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with under-standing, insight, and compassion.


  • Powerful

    By o0crystal0o
    The love a parent has for their child can hardly be articulated for consumption, but Jodi manages to capture that single promise... 'I would do anything for you', in a light handed yet powerful story. Truly beautiful.
  • Awesome book!

    By Buttercup07_1
    I loved this book, very interesting, and I couldn't put it down!
  • I am interviewing my babysitter

    By I<3fang
    She told me to go to bed
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  • Vanishing Acts

    By jmarissa2
    Not my favorite of Piccoult's novels, this book features simplistic characterizations, largely unexamined relationships, and a "secret" I really didn't care about. I finished it just to say I had, and wasn't surprised when I was left wanting.