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Change of HeartJodi Picoult has made her name tackling hot-button issues; in her 15th novel, she grapples with religion and capital punishment. June Nealon's husband and...Change of HeartFictionJodi Picoult has made her name tackling hot-button issues; in her 15th novel, she grapples with religion and capital punishment. June Nealon's husband and...2008-03-03Atria
Change of Heart
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Change of Heart

Genre: Fiction; Author: Jodi Picoult; Publisher: Atria

Jodi Picoult has made her name tackling hot-button issues; in her 15th novel, she grapples with religion and capital punishment. June Nealon’s husband and older daughter have been slain in their home, and now Nealon’s other daughter, Claire, needs a heart transplant. Who should volunteer his heart but Shay Bourne, the convicted murderer? Bourne is no ordinary convict — he can spout the gnostic gospels and turn prison water into wine. There also are doubts about his guilt. Yet just as Picoult reaches Change of Heart’s climax, her diligent research takes over, blunting all emotional impact. If only she hadn’t been so show-offy about the facts! B