Far and away my favourite Jodi Picoult novel, My Sister’s Keeper was also my first introduction to the now very famous author. Telling the story of a family, with 3 children – an older son, Jesse, who spends most of his life ignored; Kate, the middle child, who has leukaemia, and youngest child, Anna, who was genetically engineered, prior to birth to save her sister. The story is what happens when the saviour sister can no longer undergo invasive procedures on a regular basis. She loves her sister, but cannot tolerate being used as an organ farm any longer and seeks emancipation from her parents. The story is beautifully rendered and complex. Picoult is known for her ability to tackle very difficult questions about humanity, and in this case, as there is no easy answer, she shines. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you have read several of Picoult’s novels before coming to this, I must warn you that you may face a bit of melodrama overload, but try this one eventually. #mysisterskeeper #jodipicoult #fiction #2004 #lukaemia #organdonation #organharvest #savioursister #geneticengineering #genetics #bookstagram #book #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #read #readinglist #reading #newyorktinesbestseller #bestsellers #newyorktimes #kalidesautelsreads
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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