Jodi Picoult in Vancouver

Comments 45 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival takes place in October however throughout the year they also organize a series of special events with internationally-acclaimed authors. Coming in March, they will be presenting bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper, Handle with Care). Picoult will read from her new novel, Sing You Home, accompanied by guitarist Ellen Wilber.

“Popular author Picoult tackles the controversial topic of gay rights in her latest powerful tale…Told from the perspectives of all three major characters, Picoult’s gripping novel explores all sides of hot-button issue.” – Booklist

The reading will take place at St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Nelson at Burrard) at 7:30pm, Sunday March 13, 2011. Tickets are $21 general/$19 students and are available online or by calling (604) 629-8849.

In addition to the special event with Jodi Picoult, this spring the VIWF will present 2010 Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, bestselling author Simon Winchester and two of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, Elizabeth Hay and Miriam Toews. The VIWF has also recently launched Incite, a free regular reading series in partnership with Vancouver Public Library.

If you would like to win tickets to Picoult’s reading March 13, please leave a comment naming your favourite book or one that you love to read over and over again. I will draw one winner at 12:00pm March 1, 2011.

Update The winner is Lia – have a great time at the reading!

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  1. BriarWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

    I have read The Time Travellers Wife four times now and could read it again! I love it and discover new things each time I read.

  2. Tracey FlattesWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

    My fave Jodi Picoult book is “The Pact”

  3. RanelleWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 3:58pm PST

    It’s hard to pick one favorite book so I’ll choose my fav Jodi Picoult book- 19 Minutes.

  4. Rebeca AvendanoWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:11pm PST

    Harvesting the Heart followed by House Rules

  5. ChistaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:19pm PST

    19 minutes is my favourite!

  6. MeghanWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:26pm PST

    I have read Pride and Prejudice multiple times–Jane Austen’s humour never gets old!

  7. SherriWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:37pm PST

    I work with Asperger students and her novel,House Rules, is bang on with her description of this syndrome. She always does her research before writing a novel. This is my favourite of her novels.

  8. LiaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:45pm PST

    My favourite novel from Picoult would definitely have to be “Second Glance”. When the story came together, my mind was totally blown.

  9. KathrynWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 4:47pm PST

    My favorite Jodi picoult book is….my sister’s keeper :). For those of you have not read it, it is way better than the movie…especially the ending!

  10. SarannaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 5:13pm PST

    Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors. I loved My Sister’s Keeper but favourite so far is probably 19 Minutes

  11. LindaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 5:42pm PST

    my all time favorite book would have to be jane austen’s pride and prejudice

  12. OanaWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 5:50pm PST

    I’ve read Grapes of Wrath three times. It is definitely my favourite!

  13. brianne sheppardWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 6:32pm PST

    Umm Anything written by JOdi Piccoult is a favorite! I have them all! My sisters keeper was the most difficult for me to read a Mother, Sister and Daughter and 19 minutes was the scariest!

  14. SarahWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 9:09pm PST

    My favourite book by Jodi is “The Pact” – have probably read it 20 times.

  15. ChristineThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 8:27am PST

    My favorite Jodi Piccoult book is My Sister’s Keeper. It was the first one of hers I read and I couldn’t put it down! I’d love to see her speak.

  16. BonsThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 12:00pm PST

    One of my favorites is “My Sister’s Keeper”. It is the first book that I’ve read that’s by Jodi Piccoult.

  17. AnneThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 12:03pm PST

    I read To Kill A Mockingbird, again and again.

  18. RobinThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 12:15pm PST

    I’ve read all of Jodi Picoult’s books. I love how she always tackles challenging topics that you don’t see other writers approaching. I couldn’t say which of her books is my favourite, but one of my favourite books I’ve read so far this year is The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Fantastic!

  19. CasThursday, February 24th, 2011 — 4:13pm PST

    My Sister’s Keeper was definately my fave book by Jodi Picoult, and while I loved the movie, it can’t beat the book. I have lots of favourite books, including the Time Traveler’s Wife, the Memory Keeper’s Daughter, and The Giver.

  20. SusanFriday, February 25th, 2011 — 2:06pm PST

    Fav. Jodi Picoult is The Pact.

  21. Michelle WilliamsonFriday, February 25th, 2011 — 5:28pm PST

    Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) !!

  22. JenniferFriday, February 25th, 2011 — 6:18pm PST

    So i couldn’t choose just one so here are my top three : )
    House Rules
    The Tenth Circle
    Change of Heart

    Good Luck Everyone !

  23. TanyaSaturday, February 26th, 2011 — 1:04pm PST

    My favourite book is “Catcher in the Rye” by Salinger. Favourite Jodi Picoult is definitely “My Sister’s Keeper”

  24. MelanieSaturday, February 26th, 2011 — 6:11pm PST

    Handle With Care and My Sister’s Keeper would have to be my favorites.

  25. NikkiSunday, February 27th, 2011 — 1:25pm PST

    19 minutes is my favourite book by Jodi!

  26. loriMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 11:32am PST

    19 minutes

  27. Ngoc Lien NMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 1:32pm PST

    I love ‘my sisters keeper’ – so beautifully written :’)

  28. StephanieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:51pm PST

    This is such exciting news- I love Jodi Picoult! I could read My Sisters Keeper over and over again. It was the first Jodi book I read and I absolutely love it

  29. EricaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:37pm PST

    My favourite novel is The Power of One. That’s a book I can read over and over again!

  30. RaiaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:13pm PST

    My sister’s keeper…hands down.

  31. Justinne RamirezMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:40pm PST

    My favourite book is “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel! Really stirs up the mind!

  32. KarenTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:08am PST

    Jodi Picoult’s “The Pact” is on my shelf of books to read next.

    My all time favourite book would have to be one that I first read in Grade 7. Geoffrey Trease’s “Word to Caesar”.

    Thanks! 🙂

  33. nocalTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:10am PST

    Love it.

  34. DeeTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:41am PST

    One of my favourites is A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

  35. Christy MTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:47am PST

    My favorite book of Jodi’s is The Pack

  36. VeronicaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:48am PST

    I love her book, My Sister’s Keeper.

  37. TiffanyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:48am PST

    Harvesting The Heart has been read about 30 times in my house.

  38. LilyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:48am PST

    Emily Giffin books – Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, and Heart of the Matter

  39. JodiTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:56am PST

    Favourite book? Lord of the Rings! Favourite Picoult book (obviously, I have eclectic tastes!) – My Sister’s Keeper.

  40. JanineTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:57am PST

    I have a love/hate relationship with her books. Love, because I cannot put them down; hate, because I cannot put them down. I have read through the night many a time after making the error of starting one of her books in the evening!
    Plain Truth and My Sister’s Keeper are notable for me.

  41. SanazTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:06pm PST

    My favourite book is Lolita!

  42. JenTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:10pm PST

    LOVE Jodi Picoult. Read my Sister’s Keeper as our first book club book and it stirred up great conversation.

  43. HeatherTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:15pm PST

    I really enjoyed 19 Minutes

  44. tracyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:38pm PST

    19 minutes is one of my fave by jodi!

  45. mandyWednesday, March 9th, 2011 — 8:38pm PST

    ..She is my #1 fave author!! I’d love to win!!!! I love so many books, just read House rules… If I had to pick.. 19 minutes!!

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