到了Anna 13歲時, 他的姊姊需要腎臟移植
p.s 1: 這本書裡的英文本有很多醫學專有名詞,看起來特別得心應手,在我看了很多本英文小書中,就屬這本最上手啦!! 學醫的還是離不該醫學領域....哈哈哈!!
p.s 2: Jodi Picoult的官方網站 http://www.jodipicoult.com/
p.s 3: 這個作家出了很多本書,我也從誠品訂了一些,有機會看了他其他的作品,再來介紹給大家喔!! ^_^
p.s 4: 終於看完這本書了,很感傷,很特別的結局!!容我賣關子吧~~真的很想知道結局的讀者,要自己去看喔~~
A Short Synopsis
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never questioned… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable… a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life… even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less?
About Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult, 40, is the bestselling author of fourteen novels: Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995); Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998); Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister's Keeper (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005),The Tenth Circle (2006) and her newest novel, Nineteen Minutes. In 2003 she was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction.
She was born and raised —happily—on Long Island… something that she believed at first was a detriment to a girl who wanted to be a writer. “It took me a while to realize that I actually DID have something to write about,” Picoult says. “That solid core of family, and the knotty tangle of relationships, which I keep coming back to in my books.”
Picoult studied creative writing with Mary Morris at Princeton, and had two short stories published in Seventeen magazine while still a student. Realism - and a profound desire to be able to pay the rent - led Picoult to a series of different jobs following her graduation: as a technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm, as a copywriter at an ad agency, as an editor at a textbook publisher, and as an 8th grade English teacher - before entering Harvard to pursue a master's in education. She married Tim Van Leer, whom she had known at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale.
Picoult says, “I found out it was going to be published just before my son was born, and I had this completely idealistic vision of him sitting at my feet, cooing, while I continued to write books. Needless to say, it didn't quite work out that way.” Her struggle to balance motherhood and her own career formed, in part, the basis for her second novel, Harvesting the Heart. For a few years, she was either delivering a book or a baby. Now, she's happy to be prolific solely in her writing… and admits wholeheartedly that she moonlights as a writer, but she's really a mom. “It took me a while to find the balance,” Picoult says, “but I'm a better mother because I have my writing… and I'm a better writer because of the experiences I've had as a parent that continually remind me how far we are willing to go for the people we love the most.”
In 2003 she was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction. She has also been the recipient of the Margaret Alexander Edwards Award for Young Adult Fiction; the Book Browse Diamond Award for novel of the year; a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America; and Waterstone’s Author of the Year in the UK. Most recently, she was asked by DC Comics to pen the Wonder Woman comic book series – her five issues will hit newsstands beginning in March 2007.
She and Tim and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with two Springer spaniels, a rabbit, two donkeys, and the occasional Holstein.