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Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A Novel by [Jodi Picoult]

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“Piercing and uplifting . . . a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core.”The Boston Globe
 
“Poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss.”
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“A riveting drama.”
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“[A] moving tale.”
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“A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery.”
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“In Jenna, [Jodi] Picoult has created an unforgettable character who will easily endear herself to each and every reader. . . .
Leaving Time may be her finest work yet.”Bookreporter
 
“[A] captivating and emotional story.”
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“With plenty of twists and a surprising ending, [
Leaving Time] explores the grieving process and what happens when we cannot move on.”Woman’s Day
 
“A moving and emotional story.”
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“A truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult] a spot in many readers’ hearts.”
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“Delivers a powerhouse ending.”
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“Memorable and poignant.”
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014: Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time weaves elephant behavior into a search for a missing mother. The connection isn't as odd as it might sound at first, and Picoult has written another page-turning novel, even as it focuses on motherhood, loss, and grief. Teenager Jenna Metcalf was just three years old when her mother disappeared from an elephant sanctuary. Ten years later, she takes up the search for her mother, Alice, by studying Alice’s decade-old journals on grieving elephants. The research itself is fascinating, the hints about Alice’s disappearance are compelling; but Jenna cannot find her mother on her own. By enlisting the help of a formerly famous—now infamous—psychic, as well as a down-and-out private detective whose career went south during the botched investigation of Alice's disappearance, Jenna forms a sort of new family to help her in her quest. As the facts begin to come together—described in alternating chapters by Jenna, the psychic, the private detective, and Alice’s journals—it all heads toward a thrilling conclusion. And, yes, there is a big twist at the end. – Chris Schluep

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HXYKYIE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books (October 14, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 14, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3795 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 417 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including Wish You Were Here, The Book of Two Ways, A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, and My Sister's Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.

Her next novel, Mad Honey, co-written with Jennifer Finney Boylan, is available on October 11th.

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