The Memory Keeper's Daughter
is like Jodi Picoult's books in a few ways -- it is told from several perspectives, it raises ethical issues, and it is a fast paced page turner.
Lorna Landvik, like Jodi Picoult, writes Angry Housewives Eating Bons Bons
from several different perspectives, providing more insight into all sides of the characters' lives and struggles.
Happiness Sold Separately
is like a Jodi Picoult book in a way that may or may not appeal to you -- it is sadly realistic. Whenever I read Picoult, I can't put the books down even though I think they are depressing. Similarly, Happiness Sold Separately
is a page turner with no easy answers.
Picoult fans will appreciate the ethical issues Anita Shreve raises and the skill in Shreve's writing style.
Jodi Picoult often writes about the struggles within marriages. In The Senator's Wife
, Miller also shows a realistic picture of marriage -- difficult and redemptive.