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Nineteen minutes : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

By: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Atria Books, 2007Edition: 1st Atria books hardcover edDescription: vi, 455 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780743496728; 0743496728; 9781428144330; 1428144331; 9780743496735; 0743496736Subject(s): School shootings -- Fiction | High school students -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Women judges -- Fiction | New Hampshire -- Fiction | Lawyers -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | High school students -- Crimes against | School shootings | Women judges | New Hampshire | School shootings -- Fiction | High school students -- Fiction | Victims of crimes -- Fiction | Women judges -- Fiction | New Hampshire -- Fiction | High school students -- Crimes against | Women judges | School shootings | New Hampshire | New Hampshire -- FictionGenre/Form: Novels. | Psychological fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Mystery fiction. | Suspense fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction. | Novels. | Psychological fiction. | Suspense fiction. | Fiction. | Psychological fiction -- Young adult. | Legal stories -- Young adult.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3566.I372 | N56 2007Online resources: Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: "In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling's residents. Even those who were not inside the school that morning find their lives in an upheaval, including Alex Cormier. The superior court judge assigned to the Houghton case, Alex - whose daughter, Josie, witnessed the events that unfolded - must decide whether or not to step down. She's torn between presiding over the biggest case of her career and knowing that doing so will cause an even wider chasm in her relationship with her emotionally fragile daughter. Josie, meanwhile, claims she can't remember what happened in the last fatal minutes of Peter's rampage. Or can she? And Peter's parents, Lacy and Lewis Houghton, ceaselessly examine the past to see what they might have said or done to compel their son to such extremes. Rich with psychological and social insight, Nineteen Minutes is a riveting, poignant, and thought-provoking novel that has at its center a haunting question. Do we ever really know someone?"--Source other than the Library of Congress.
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"In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling's residents. Even those who were not inside the school that morning find their lives in an upheaval, including Alex Cormier. The superior court judge assigned to the Houghton case, Alex - whose daughter, Josie, witnessed the events that unfolded - must decide whether or not to step down. She's torn between presiding over the biggest case of her career and knowing that doing so will cause an even wider chasm in her relationship with her emotionally fragile daughter. Josie, meanwhile, claims she can't remember what happened in the last fatal minutes of Peter's rampage. Or can she? And Peter's parents, Lacy and Lewis Houghton, ceaselessly examine the past to see what they might have said or done to compel their son to such extremes. Rich with psychological and social insight, Nineteen Minutes is a riveting, poignant, and thought-provoking novel that has at its center a haunting question. Do we ever really know someone?"--Source other than the Library of Congress.

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