Jodi Picoult is the author of a string of best-selling novels with heavy themes ripped from the headlines.
Her latest book is The Storyteller, which is about a young woman who finds herself wrestling with a moral dilemma after she befriends an elderly man at a grief group who turns out to have been a Nazi war criminal.
Federal authorities say they've arrested a man in upstate New York wanted for war crimes in his native eastern Europe.
They say 50-year-old Sulejman Mujagic is facing extradition at the request of authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is charged with unlawful killing of the enemy and unlawful wounding and torture of a prisoner of war while commanding a platoon in the Army of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia.