Delia Hopkins was six years old when her father allowed her to be his assistant in the amateur magic act he performed at the local senior. Summary and reviews of Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult, plus links to a book excerpt from Vanishing Acts and author biography of Jodi Picoult. external image The book Vanishing Acts starts out in New Hampshire with a woman named Delia Hopkins, who is on a Picoult, Jodi.

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But I could not cope with the heroine being in love with two men at the same time!

It’s a strange feeling to know that you should have feelings for someone as special as your mother who should have walked to the edges of the earth for you, and yet feel the same as if you were passing a stranger on the street of a busy street. Was it worth it? And yet Dear Daddy is the good guy. So basicall I have sort of a love-hate relationship with Jodi Picoult books. Unfortunately, I found myself just trying to get through the Andrew in jail parts to get back to the more-enjoyable rest of the story.

I reach for the phone, but Sophie gets there more quickly and punches the disconnect button. View all 16 comments. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I would definitely recommend Vanishing Acts, although it’s not acrs of her best novels, it is still a pretty good read.


I have to talk to you. There have been a couple which I absolutely adored and several more that I didn’t enjoy at all. United States of America. I don’t care to vanishng a synopsis of any book. Any time it seemed to be picking up and getting exciting, it’d immediately start to get boring again.


By the time the grand court case that Picoult is famous for came to be, I had lost ninety percent vxnishing my patience with the book and found myself skimming the long court based conversations. Compared to her first book, this one is better but I’m not really into comparing her works and she really improves in her past few books. I’d never read any Jodi Picoult before. And one of my mother and father on an ugly green couch with me between them, a bridge made of dimpled flesh, of blended blood.

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Through Andrew Hopkins, aka Charlie Matthews, we get an insider’s look at life in prison and learn to understand the desperation of a loving father. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, accts.

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And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a sec Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Ed on television, and thinks Greta is smarter than any horse. The doorbell rings, and I hear Sophie turning the knob.

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I would definitely recommend Vanishing Acts, although it’s not one of her best novels, it is still a pretty good read This was the first Jodi Picoult novel I ever read and it got me hooked on her books. Having recently read so many books with plots that revolve around a missing child I began to consider what about this topic picoulg so much powerful fiction and compels so many of us to read these boo I have decided to create a new genre of fiction: You get used to reading a certain font, and then when it abruptly changes, it takes some getting used to again.

Buy the selected items together This item: This is a story which will stick with readers for a long time and have you a It’s been quite a while since I read anything by this author.


I do this to keep from flying apart. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mommy has not had a drink in 26 years, and reaches piicoult to Delia, and yet there’s no indication that Delia has the emotional maturity to forgive and establish a relationship.

No good deed goes unpunished? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Both Delia and Sophie quickly develop a close relationship with Ruthann. However, when the doorbell rings and the normal clanks, arguments, and love that defines family life is shattered, Delia must reinvent herself, her past, and her own motivations for the future.

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Who will be scarred by the whole experience. Get to Know Us. This is the dilemma that Delia finds herself in. Apr 03, Jen rated it did not like it Shelves: The boy was hanging from the limb of a massive oak, and Greta turned in a circle, whining. What are you doing here?

I fell in love with her dad even though his actions are questionable. Did it make you laugh or cry? Fitz fell asleep holding the bottle and Eric and I waited for the cursive of comets. Her daughter Delia is Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. In one, there is a man with a hole in the middle of his head, in which he actz stuck a lit candle.