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The tenth circle
Jodi Picoult
Adult Fiction PICOULT

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Picault's newest bestseller moves to a deeper level of drama in the audiobook version of this tale of heartbreak and revenge. When Trixie Stone tells her father she's been raped by a former boyfriend, her family's lives begin to unravel. Daniel Stone slides easily back to the angry violence of his youth, while his wife, Laura, despairs over both her affair and their daughter's agony. The combination of Laura's study of Dante, Daniel's comic book artistry and Trixie's grief makes for a multilevel, multihued tale. Narrator Monda does a good job of giving unique voice to the characters through the complex narrative, and her voice is easy to listen to throughout. Technical issues, such as breaks in flow where a new recording was patched in, shouldn't detract from the overall power of both Picault's story and Monda's unabridged reading. Simultaneous release with the Atria hardcover. (Reviews, Dec. 5). (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

To what length will a parent go to protect a child? How far away is the end of the world? The Stones are a somewhat unconventional family in the small Maine town where they live. Laura is an English professor at the local college; Daniel works from home as a comic book artist who creates superheroes; their 14-year-old daughter, Trixie, has just been dumped by her very first boyfriend, Jason, an outstanding student and star hockey player. In an effort to win Jason back, Trixie goes to a party where she knows she'll find him, and he rapes her. Before the case makes it to trial, Jason's body is found in the river. Suicide or murder? Trixie is unable to take the stress and runs away. Daniel guesses correctly where she has gone-to the Alaskan village where he grew up. During the trip to rescue their daughter, the Stones confront their own pasts and bring out secrets they've kept from each other. Nonetheless, the Stone family dynamic is understandable. Narrator Carol Monda reads clearly and differentiates characters well. For general collections where Picoult's novels are popular.-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Daniel Stone
Male
Married
Spent his childhood in an Alaskan Inuit village; stay-at-home dad; comic book artist; trying to deal with his daughter's accusation of rape by her ex-boyfriend.
Artist

Trixie
Female
Age: 14
Daniel's daughter; accuses her ex-boyfriend of rape; runs away from home.
Student

Laura Stone
Female
Married
Daniel's wife; Dante scholar; trying to mend her marriage; had an affair with one of her students.
Scholar



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