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Jodi Picoult in Vancouver

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT
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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. Briar says:

    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 Flattes says:

    My fave Jodi Picoult book is “The Pact”

  3. Ranelle says:

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

  4. Rebeca Avendano says:

    Harvesting the Heart followed by House Rules

  5. Chista says:

    19 minutes is my favourite!

  6. Meghan says:

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

  7. Sherri says:

    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. Lia says:

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

  9. Kathryn says:

    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. Saranna says:

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

  11. Linda says:

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

  12. Oana says:

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

  13. brianne sheppard says:

    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. Sarah says:

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

  15. Christine says:

    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. Bons says:

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

  17. Anne says:

    I read To Kill A Mockingbird, again and again.

  18. Robin says:

    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. Cas says:

    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. Susan says:

    Fav. Jodi Picoult is The Pact.

  21. Michelle Williamson says:

    Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) !!

  22. Jennifer says:

    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. Tanya says:

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

  24. Melanie says:

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

  25. Nikki says:

    19 minutes is my favourite book by Jodi!

  26. Ngoc Lien N says:

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

  27. Stephanie says:

    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

  28. Erica says:

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

  29. Raia says:

    My sister’s keeper…hands down.

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

  31. Karen says:

    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! 🙂

  32. nocal says:

    Love it.

  33. Dee says:

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

  34. Christy M says:

    My favorite book of Jodi’s is The Pack

  35. Veronica says:

    I love her book, My Sister’s Keeper.

  36. Tiffany says:

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

  37. Lily says:

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

  38. Jodi says:

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

  39. Janine says:

    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.

  40. Sanaz says:

    My favourite book is Lolita!

  41. Jen says:

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

  42. Heather says:

    I really enjoyed 19 Minutes

  43. tracy says:

    19 minutes is one of my fave by jodi!

  44. mandy says:

    ..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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