JODI PICOULT SECOND GLANCE PDF

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal. An interview about the book is included below the reading guide. Can a ghost find you, if she wants to? Enter Ross Wakeman, a suicidal drifter who has put himself in mortal danger time and again.

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An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal. An interview about the book is included below the reading guide. Can a ghost find you, if she wants to? Enter Ross Wakeman, a suicidal drifter who has put himself in mortal danger time and again.

Ross now lives only for the moment he might once again encounter the woman he loves. But in Comtosook, the only discovery Ross can lay claim to is that of Lia Beaumont, a skittish, mysterious woman who, like Ross, is on a search for something beyond the boundary separating life and death. Hailed by critics as a "master" storyteller Washington Post , Picoult once again "pushes herself, and consequently the reader, to think about the unthinkable" Denver Post.

Do we love across time, or in spite of it? Chapter One Ross Wakeman succeeded the first time he killed himself, but not the second or the third. He fell asleep at the wheel and drove his car off a bridge into a lake -- that was the second time -- and was found on the shore by rescuers. When his half-sunken Honda was recovered, the doors were all locked, and the tempered glass windows were shattered like spider-webs, but still intact.

The third time, Ross was mugged in New York City. The thief took his wallet and beat him up, and then shot him in the back and left him for dead.

Instead it miraculously stopped at the bone, a small nugget of lead that Ross now used as a keychain. The first time was years ago, when Ross had found himself in the middle of an electrical storm.

The lightning, a Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! This discussion guide is followed by an interview with Jodi Picoult about Second Glance Questions and Topics for Discussion With a title like Second Glance, what can we immediately assume about the story, even before beginning reading? In what ways does this title help us to understand that this book is not only about revisiting the past, but also about exploring what we thought we knew, what we may have been mistaken about, and how things look different in hindsight?

In many ways Second Glance is a rumination on the delicate balance between life and death, suffering and happiness, and desperation and fulfillment. And while all of the characters must find a way to muddle through the madness, they do it in

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Plot summary[ edit ] Second Glance follows the lives of several characters throughout the book. The novel is set in the fictional town of Comtosook, Vermont. The story is about Abenaki territorial land that is planned to be turned into a shopping mall. However, if the Abenaki are able to show that an ancestor was buried on this expanse of land, then the mall cannot, legally, be built on the land.

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