Author(s): Jodi Picoult
For as long as she can remember, Anna has known her purpose in life. She was conceived and raised by her parents to be a perfectly matched donor for her sister Kate, who has leukemia. Simple. How can she say no, when it's a matter of life or death for Kate? But after thirteen years of hospital visits and painful medical procedures, under pressure to donate a kidney, Anna finally rebels. This heartbreaking story of courage and self-sacrifice redefines right and wrong, and prompts the agonising questions: how far would you go to save the life of someone you love? And how much love is enough?
Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author of seventeen novels. She grew up in Long Island and then studied creative writing at Princeton. Following her graduation she had a series of jobs including 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. Jodi and Tim and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with a dog, a rabbit, two Jersey calves, and the occasional Holstein.