Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who left when she was five. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence, and shameful memories of her past, make her doubt both her maternal ability and her sense of self-worth.
Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness by searching for her mother and facing her own insecurities, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled with richly drawn characters. Any mother - or child - cannot help but relate to the issues and emotions explored within this powerful and moving book.
'Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel.' - New York Times Book Review
'Reminiscent of Sue Miller's The Good Mother, Harvesting the Heart has a voice all its own.' - Chicago Tribune
Jodi Picoult's bestselling and widely acclaimed novels include Second Glance, Perfect Match, Nineteen Minutes, Keeping Faith and The Pact. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Read more about Jodi Picoult on her website at www.jodipicoult.com.au