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House Rules

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
The astonishing new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a family torn apart by an accusation of murder.

They tell me I'm lucky to have a son who's so verbal, who is blisteringly intelligent, who can take apart the broken microwave and have it working again an hour later. They think there is no greater hell than having a son who is locked in his own world, unaware that there's a wider one to explore. But try having a son who is locked in his own world, and still wants to make a connection. A son who tries to be like everyone else, but truly doesn't know how.

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject -- in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do...and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger's -- not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, flat affect -- can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob and his family, who only want to fit in, feel the spotlight shining directly on them. For his mother, Emma, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it's another indication of why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And over this small family the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

Emotionally powerful from beginning to end, House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way -- and fails those who don't.

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 0-7531-8668-3 / 978-0-7531-8668-8 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 0-340-97905-4 / 978-0-340-97905-1 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: House Rules (Center Point Platinum Fiction)
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-60285-710-5 / 978-1-60285-710-0 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 1-76087-708-5 / 978-1-76087-708-8 (Australia edition)
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September 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5011-9050-4 / 978-1-5011-9050-6 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : Australia Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 1-74331-896-0 / 978-1-74331-896-6 (Australia edition)
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October 2013 : Paperback
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Title: [(House Rules)] [ By (author) Jodi Picoult ] [October, 2013]
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Rules: the powerful must-read story of a mother's unthinkable choice by the number one bestselling author of A Spark of Light
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-4447-5442-4 / 978-1-4447-5442-1 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 0-7531-8669-1 / 978-0-7531-8669-5 (UK edition)
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Rules
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 0-340-97907-0 / 978-0-340-97907-5 (UK edition)
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 1-4516-1120-X / 978-1-4516-1120-5 (USA edition)
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-7432-9644-3 / 978-0-7432-9644-1 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 1-4391-7754-6 / 978-1-4391-7754-9 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 0-340-97908-9 / 978-0-340-97908-2 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: House Rules
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ISBN: 1-4391-7751-1 / 978-1-4391-7751-8 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
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August 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: House Rules (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-4074-8780-9 / 978-1-4074-8780-9 (UK edition)
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February 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: House Rules
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-4407-8824-3 / 978-1-4407-8824-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-4407-9410-3 / 978-1-4407-9410-0 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: House Rules
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Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: House Rules: the powerful must-read story of a mother's unthinkable choice by the number one bestselling author of A Spark of Light
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: House Rules: A Novel
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Atria Books
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