Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult.......

"Vanishing Acts" by Jodi Picoult is the story of a single father (Andrew) who adores his daughter (Delia) and has made her feel special since she was a little girl. But when the girl is twenty-eight, the police come to their door and arrest her father for kidnapping. He had taken her away from her Mother after a custodial visit and moved East. He had gotten fake names, Driver's license, passports and birth certificates. They were a new family with new names, a whole new identity. But now Delia, doesn't know who she really is; her whole life has been a lie. The father admits to his crime but Delia's boyfriend, (Eric) a lawyer, wants him to plead not guilty. So the story is how to defend Andrew and try to keep him out of jail. Delia meets her Mom and starts to remember bits and pieces of her earliest childhood. She meets a Hopi Indian lady (Ruthann) when she goes to  be with Andrew; as he was extradited to Arizona; where the kidnapping took place.  Ruthann befriends her while she is there. A long time friend and reporter also goes to Arizona to write about it for his newspaper. Will Delia finally find happiness and learn who she is? Will she have a relationship with her Mom and does Andrew go to jail for 10 years? There is a lot going on in this story and it moves rather quickly. There are several twists and turns to keep you interested. Great read!
Till next time......

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