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Plain Truth The Plain Truth is an intriguing and thought provoking read It is an excellently written and extremely enjoyable novel that s packed full of suspense The novel is thoroughly gripping from beginning to end and will educate you and fascinate you at once The level of research and detail that went into describing the Amish culture was amazing The characters were realistic, well developed and likeable, and even though they were from a vastly different culture I still found them relatable Five st The Plain Truth is an intriguing and thought provoking read It is an excellently written and extremely enjoyable novel that s packed full of suspense The novel is thoroughly gripping from beginning to end and will educate you and fascinate you at once The level of research and detail that went into describing the Amish culture was amazing The characters were realistic, well developed and likeable, and even though they were from a vastly different culture I still found them relatable Five stars This is my third Jodi Picoult read, and it wasn t my favorite, though I did enjoy it The plot of the story really intrigued me because, as is mentioned throughout the story, it s not every day that you hear of a young Amish woman accused of murdering her own newborn I loved Picoult s attention to detail throughout the story she obviously did a great deal of research on the Amish way of life and really embraced the characters Her research shined through the beautifully detailed descriptions o This is my third Jodi Picoult read, and it wasn t my favorite, though I did enjoy it The plot of the story really intrigued me because, as is mentioned throughout the story, it s not every day that you hear of a young Amish woman accused of murdering her own newborn I loved Picoult s attention to detail throughout the story she obviously did a great deal of research on the Amish way of life and really embraced the characters Her research shined through the beautifully detailed descriptions of life on an Amish dairy farm and the unique personalities of characters like Aaron Fisher I was not very surprised by the ending of the novel, but I did love working alongside the characters throughout the course of the book to unravel the mystery of Baby Fisher s death While I really do appreciate Picoult s detail and how realistic she made characters like Katie and Ellie, my biggest complaint is that the story just seemed to go on and on I became fatigued with reading what I felt like were the same scenes over and over, and I felt like the book could have been a good deal shorter Also, I didn t really get the point of including the ghost paranormal side story I understand the message behind what Adam and Katie talked about in relation to energy never dying, just transforming, but it felt like Picoult intended for the ghost storyline to play a larger part and then just decided to kind of let it fade and move on with other elements.Despite my complaints, I would still recommend this to Picoult fans for what it is a really descriptive account of the Amish Plain way of life and how the English and Amish ways of life cross paths The Small Town Of Paradise, Pennsylvania, Is A Jewel In Lancaster County Known For Its Picture Postcard Landscapes And Bucolic Lifestyle But That Peace Is Shattered By The Discovery Of A Dead Infant In The Barn Of An Amish Farmer A Police Investigation Quickly Leads To Two Startling Disclosures The Newborn S Mother Is An Unmarried Amish Woman, Eighteen Year Old Katie Fisher And The Infant Did Not Die Of Natural Causes Although Katie Denies The Medical Proof That She Gave Birth To The Child, Circumstantial Evidence Leads To Her Arrest For The Murder Of Her Baby One Hundred Miles Away, Philadelphia Defense Attorney Ellie Hathaway Has Achieved An Enviable, High Profile Career But Her Latest Court Victory Has Set The Sands Shifting Beneath Her Single At Thirty Nine And Unsatisfied With Her Relationship, Ellie Doesn T Look Back When She Turns Down Her Chance To Make Partner And Takes Off For An Open Ended Stay At Her Great Aunt S Home In Paradise Fate Brings Her To Katie Fisher Suddenly, Ellie Sees The Chance To Defend A Client Who Truly Needs Her, Not Just One Who Can Afford Her But Taking On This Case Challenges Ellie In Ways Than One She Finds Herself Not Only In A Clash Of Wills With A Client Who Does Not Want To Be Defended But Also In A Clash Of Cultures With A People Whose Channels Of Justice Are Markedly Different From Her Own Immersing Herself In Katie Fisher S Life And In A World Founded On Faith, Humility, Duty, And Honesty Ellie Begins To Understand The Pressures And Sacrifices Of Those Who To Live Plain As She Peels Away The Layers Of Fact And Fantasy, Ellie Calls On An Old Friend For Guidance Now, Just As This Man From Ellie S Past Reenters Her Life, She Must Uncover The Truth About A Complex Case, A Tragic Loss, The Bonds Of Love And Her Own Deepest Fears And Desires [Epub] ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author 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admiring and purchasing the most beautiful and delectable strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers and squash all that summer has to offer in my state s relatively short growing season Over the years I have also developed a growing curiosity about the way this Amish community lives close to my own community geographically a There is an Amish community close to where I live in western Pennsylvania Each summer weekend for the past several years, I have traveled to this Amish community, admiring and purchasing the most beautiful and delectable strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers and squash all that summer has to offer in my state s relatively short growing season Over the years I have also developed a growing curiosity about the way this Amish community lives close to my own community geographically and yet somehow apart I have become fascinated with the old farmhouses set back from the highway, unspoiled by utility poles and electrical and telephone lines I have marveled over their horse drawn buggies and the simple plainness of their clothing When I discovered the novel, Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult, my interest was piqued Although a work of fiction, the author described spending time living with an Amish family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania She took this opportunity to immerse herself in the day to day life of the family helping to prepare meals, playing with the children and arising each morning at 4AM to milk the cows There are two tracks to this story The first is a typical storyline in Jodi Picoult s novels and centers around Philadelphia defense attorney, Ellie Hathaway who flees the city leaving with her disillusionment over her job and regret over staying in a worn out relationship for far too long Ellie fled to a place she remembers from her childhood Paradise, Pennsylvania, home to an Amish community and to her beloved aunt who had , at one time, been part of this Plain community It wasn t really this aspect of the story I found interesting but rather the second track of the story that captured my thoughts and imagination In the middle of the night, in an Amish barn, a young woman labored to give birth to her baby Although it wasn t clear who this young woman was or what her circumstances were, it WAS obvious that she was frightened and alone After her son was born, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed she fell into a deep sleep and when she awoke, she believed her payers had been answered Glancing down she realized that a miracle had come to pass the blood soaked hay was fresh now, except for a small stain beneath her own bottom And the two things she had been holding when she fell asleep the scissors and the newborn were gone This early morning scene in the barn sets up this story a story which is mainly a courtroom drama The young Amish woman in the story, Katie Fisher, is 18 years old, unmarried and lives with her parents, Aaron and Sarah, on their dairy farm Although she vehemently denied to police and her family that she gave birth, the medical evidence is irrefutable She gave birth to a baby boy in her parents barn and the baby HAD been alive when he was born Katie Fisher was charged with the murder of her son and visiting defense attorney Ellie Hathaway was hired to represent her in court Although it seems obvious that Katie Fisher did, in fact, kill her infant, as the case unfolds certain facts about Katie s life, her beliefs and her community are revealed which make the question of her guilt murkier anddifficult to ascertain Ultimately, and after a couple of plot twists I did not see coming, the question of what happened to Katie Fisher s baby boy was resolved But it was the details about the Amish community to which she belonged that I found most interesting in this story Not only was this story a murder mystery of sorts, it was also a thought provoking story about community, justice, morality and redemption The Amish community live their lives in accordance with the rules of their church called the ordnung As young children, the very first thing they learn is that there s always a higher authority to yield to whether it s your parents, the greater good of the community or God As Ellie was told by members of the community when trying to understand Katie Fisher s state of mind The English judged a person so that they would be justified in casting her out The Amish judged a person so that they s be justified in welcoming her back.If someone is accused of sinning, it s not so others can place blame It s so that the person can make amends and move on Ellie also learned another important fact about Katie s community The English culture promotes individuality, while the Amish are deeply entrenched in community To us the English , if someone stands out it s no big deal because diversity is respected and expected To the Amish, there s no room for deviation from the norm It s important to fit in.The consequences of not fitting in are psychologically tragic You stand alone when all you ve known is being part of a group This book made me think a great deal about individuality which sometimes seems to be synonymous with self centeredness versus being part of such a close knit community I also thought a lot about the law and how it often can seem like a confusing mish mash of what is legal and what is moral two things which are not always considered by society to be the same There are actions in our society which some consider immoral but these same actions are not always thought of as illegal by the state Judgments are made and sometimes those judgements seem to be made harshly and without compassion with the sole intent of casting someone OUT of society Even after people have paid for their mistakes, they are often NOT welcomed back into society So I wonder what kind of society could we have if people who have made mistakes were someday welcomed back free from judgment and stigma to pick up their lives and move on Far be it for me to ruin anything for anyone who has yet to read this, but I really hated the end I really, really hated it This book had five stars in my head until I read the ending, if that gives you any indication how much I hated the ending Now, that being said the rest of this book was great The characters, for the most part, had depth and were questioning various aspects of their own morality I have to admit that the main character, Ellie, fell a little flat Okay, a lot flat What Far be it for me to ruin anything for anyone who has yet to read this, but I really hated the end I really, really hated it This book had five stars in my head until I read the ending, if that gives you any indication how much I hated the ending Now, that being said the rest of this book was great The characters, for the most part, had depth and were questioning various aspects of their own morality I have to admit that the main character, Ellie, fell a little flat Okay, a lot flat What is it with Jodi Picoult and these emotionally incompentent ambitious female attorneys who meet a kind, gentle male and then question their career plans and fear of commitment It s getting a little old and it s only the second book of hers I ve read I m kind of hoping it isn t a theme, because I ve had several friends promise that other stories of hers are worth reading I m not sure I can stand onetwo dimensional character with a brash personality.The rest of the characters were much better From the simple and adoring farmboy suitor, Samuel, who is the Plain match for Katie our accused all the way through the stoic and suffering father who is racked with guilt at how his family s lives have turned out, the Amish characters are engrossing But they seem truly Amish in this not a single one islikeable or unlikeable as the next There isn t a single one who stands out Even Katie, as a central character, really blends in with those around her The underlying themes of disassociation with painful subjects, how to be true to yourself and your beliefs when no one believes you, accepting responsiblity for both appearances and your actions, and ultimately how a lie is okay as long as it makes everything better for those around you that might be snide, because I don t think that s what the author was trying to convey did I mention I hated the ending will resonate with readers for a long time after the book is closed I m not sure it s enough to keep me going back for , though I liked the idea of this book and wanted it to be better than it was My criticisms are as follows spoilers included Poor editing left awkward, unfinished, or contradictory elements throughout the book Ellie argues with Stephen about having a child and says even if he would not get a vasectomy reversal, there are other ways they could have had a baby Yet later in the book, Ellie says in wanting a baby she wore Stephen down at one point and they tried for 6 months, but she did not get pre I liked the idea of this book and wanted it to be better than it was My criticisms are as follows spoilers included Poor editing left awkward, unfinished, or contradictory elements throughout the book Ellie argues with Stephen about having a child and says even if he would not get a vasectomy reversal, there are other ways they could have had a baby Yet later in the book, Ellie says in wanting a baby she wore Stephen down at one point and they tried for 6 months, but she did not get pregnant because the relationship was rotten How was this discrepancy missed by the author and editor The storyline of Ellie s problem with yearning for a child is choppy and confusing it reads as if the story was going one way initially and then changed course but wasn t fully corrected Character changed awkwardly in each chapter, without the benefit of character development The characters themselves were described only superficially Ellie had short man hair , Ellie was afraid of relationships, Ellie was a hotshot lawyer Katie changes overnight in one chapter The author spends so much time building her meekness in temperament and then with only week before the trial, Katie goes from barely understanding English and deferring to everything said to her, to using sarcasm against Ellie The author wants to throw a wrench in the defense plans and relationship between client and lawyer, but it is poorly executed and not believable The ghost stuff so much wasted time is spent on this in the beginning and it is a dead end It seems like the author intended to doand needed to wrap the book up and bailed on it Editing could have cut the ghost storyline and spentattention on developing the gaining of a voice or some moment where Katie grows if the author wanted her to do an about face in personality In the beginning, the author takes the trouble to point out some character that lives in apartments attached to the barn Elam He is introduced and then drops from the story, if this character is central enough that he lives with the family then keep him in the storyline or cut him I suppose he was intended as a diversion someone else who could have hidden the baby since he lived attached to the barn but he lives with the family and is never mentioned again, doesn t make sense Katie leaving for the weekend on a train to visit her bother in college every month for years not believable It would have beenrealistic to have sent her for one weekend or two weekends as she was older, but not every month for years while a young minor Englishter parents would not let a minor child go weekends away to stay with her brother in college, much less a Plain family with an excommunicated son Also, what college boy would welcome his sister staying for the weekend every month during his college years Better editing could have made thisbelievable and authentic The paranormal studies for the baby s father so odd This storyline didn t go anywhere, and seemed to me quite silly The letters that the brother held this was terribly inconsistent The author writes on one page Ellie s brother had no idea of the relationship with Katie and was shocked at the suggestion turn the chapter and suddenly he has a huge stack of letters that he never delivered The elements of the book don t add up Also, the undelivered letters was hackeneyed and a plot turn I would not have expected from an accomplished author What I do think Picoult did well was her research and description of the farm routines and chores or did she have someone research this for her, then included it in the book I was interested in the premise of the book I think editing could have corrected the contradictory elements, worked in elements where lines were unraveling, and better developed the characters My interview with the f ted author, taken from Real Bewks Magazine June 2010 Tell us about your latest book, My Crazy Family.It is a tale of families, I suppose Families and how they screw us up Ha ha ha In my last book, Auntie Janet s Gallstone, I drew heavily from my experiences with my Auntie Janet She is such a brave woman and I felt I had to tell her story, you know I didn t even think about it, I just wrote it down In this book, I took a different approach I looked at my family an My interview with the f ted author, taken from Real Bewks Magazine June 2010 Tell us about your latest book, My Crazy Family.It is a tale of families, I suppose Families and how they screw us up Ha ha ha In my last book, Auntie Janet s Gallstone, I drew heavily from my experiences with my Auntie Janet She is such a brave woman and I felt I had to tell her story, you know I didn t even think about it, I just wrote it down In this book, I took a different approach I looked at my family and thought God, what a bunch of crazies This would make for such a funny book, and people could so relate And judging from the feedback so far, I think they have Could you outline the plot for us Well, there isn t a plot as such I know, crazy right I just sort of wrote down some of the anecdotes my family tells, or just snippets of conversation Like one part of the book is just my dad, who is crazy, talking about the time he lost a sock behind the bed, then couldn t find it for weeks I won t spoil the ending by telling you where it ended up But this book is really, umexperimental It hasin common with really great writers like B.S Johnson or Gilbert Sorrentino It s like aaccessible take on those guys.Do you have a good relationship with your readers Oh, totally With my last book, I got so many letters from people saying things like my aunt had her gallstones out too, I can sympathise and your characters were almost believable I was really moved by some of the feedback I got from you guys I m successful cause I m just like everyone else, you know, writing about regular people I suppose I m easy to read I was discussing this with Mike husband by the pool yesterday Cept he wasn t listening AS USUAL He d lost the keys to the Ferrari, AGAIN What advice would you offer young writers Write from the heart Write from experience Write down the day to day details of your life Don t worry about spelling or grammar Just express yourself Keep an ear tuned to the problems in your family, and write them down Nothing is sacred People love reading stuff they can relate to No detail is boring or irrelevant We are lucky in this country to have a print culture that encourages people to write the first thing that comes into their head and print it, almost without exception As long as it is real And about families And real You have to feel it Did I mention that it has to be real Ha ha ha How did you react to your almost immediate success I was totally blown away I d just starting writing when people were flinging awards at me I mean, literally agents came to my house and threw money at me when I was trying to write It was little distracting to be honest I mean, it can t have hurt being married to the man who owns Penguin Books, and having a dad that owns Random House, and performing oral sex on every book reviewer in America, but I d like to think it s my talent that carried me to the top That and the guy I paid to write my books for me.Thank you, Jodi.Hey, no problem I read some of your stuff, by the way Couldn t really get into it Too many ten dollar words And it s like you won t let yourself open up Just let it out, man Don t be shy, let it out Stop hiding behind the dictionary, speak your soul and readers will come.THANK YOU, JODI.OK Don t be rude I don t see you winning any prizes, mister For sure a favorite of Picoult books for me I love loved this book It was interesting and entertaining I grew up surrounded by the Amish community and this book showcased behaviors and legalities that I was not even aware of I thoroughly enjoyed it This is a Picoult book I would recommend to others to start with My quick and simple overall Very enjoyable and hard to put down I thought this book was pretty crummy even though it was a page turner I really wanted to know what happens to Katie, and what happened to the baby so I kept reading, but I didn t really enjoy the experience I won t be reading again Too much filler, not enough book.Specifically It s set among the Amish However, I get the feeling the author doesn t really understand them, she just thought it d be a cool setting That irritates me It s full of overused elements, such city girl goes to far I thought this book was pretty crummy even though it was a page turner I really wanted to know what happens to Katie, and what happened to the baby so I kept reading, but I didn t really enjoy the experience I won t be reading again Too much filler, not enough book.Specifically It s set among the Amish However, I get the feeling the author doesn t really understand them, she just thought it d be a cool setting That irritates me It s full of overused elements, such city girl goes to farm , taking break from evilness ambition brings us , rekindled flame Some of the dialog is the pretty dumb You re afraid this relationship might work sort of thing Because of this, you can see where it s going miles down the road Now, I re read books, so this isn t itself a killer, when I like the trip It has ghosts What s up with that Not in a freaky arty Beloved way, but just casually thrown in there The language is unnecessarily descriptive You d think she was being paid by the word.It did make me think of A Jury of Her Peers, which is worth reading And much shorter that link is to the full text I have read many of Jodi Picoult s books and I have to say this one sucked I was not intrigued by Katie, I was annoyed and exasperated with her The dialogue was cheesy in many areas, and the whole thing with Hannah s ghost was just stupid I mean, it really does seem that the only reason the ghost was added was so that the author could explain Katie s attraction to Adam Oh look, he s a ghost hunter and I see a ghost hmmm, it must be meant to be we should have sex Blah.I m really disappointe I have read many of Jodi Picoult s books and I have to say this one sucked I was not intrigued by Katie, I was annoyed and exasperated with her The dialogue was cheesy in many areas, and the whole thing with Hannah s ghost was just stupid I mean, it really does seem that the only reason the ghost was added was so that the author could explain Katie s attraction to Adam Oh look, he s a ghost hunter and I see a ghost hmmm, it must be meant to be we should have sex Blah.I m really disappointed because I tend to enjoy most of Picoult s novels

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