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Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life)
Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life) | Jodi Picoult
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#1"NEW YORK TIMES"BESTSELLER Includes the novella "Larger Than Life" Throughout her blockbuster career, Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us ("The Boston Globe"). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she has delivered her most affecting work yet a book unlike anything she s written before. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who d originally investigated Alice s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they ll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna s memories dovetail with the events in her mother s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, "Leaving Time" is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for "Leaving Time" "" 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. "The Washington Post" "" A riveting drama. "Us Weekly" "" [A] moving tale. "People" "" A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery. "USA Today" 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. "BookPage" "" 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. "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" "" A truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult] a spot in many readers hearts. "Library Journal" Delivers a powerhouse ending. "Booklist" Memorable and poignant. "Publishers Weekly""
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laurenlovesliterature
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I just finished this book...haven't delved into the novella yet...but wow! I really loved this book. There was a shock at the end that I wasn't expecting and my jaw dropped. Such a beautiful story!

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And another one!😂

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Pick up line courtesy of Jodi Picoult. 😂😂😂

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Oh snap! It's like that?! Okay...thanks Prologue...

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egg104
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book rating: 5/5
jenna is looking for her mother and enlists the help of a psychic (who may have lost her gift) and a washed up detective! can these three team up despite their flaws?

in one word, this book is MIND-BLOWING ❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!!! ❤️ 🐘 2y
egg104 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! one of my all time favorite books now :) !! and it made me love elephants even more ❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @egg104 me too!!! Even though it is fiction, I learned a lot about them!! 💗 2y
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Betty My real-life book club really enjoyed this book. Long discussion. Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Fang88 Welcome to Litsy! 😙 2y
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currently at the salon ❤

Eggs I would read anything written by Picoult! Btw you're the only other "egg" person I've seen on Litsy. Coincidental?? 2y
egg104 @Eggs hahaha I had to save u because of your name ! It's too coincidental because also my first name is Sheryl 😂 2y
DivaDiane Welcome to Litsy! Whoa, that‘s too weird @Eggs ! 2y
Eggs I love it 😍 😍 2y
egg104 @DivaDiane @Eggs ❤❤❤❤❤ 2y
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KirstLeigh
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What began as a good mystery with relatable characters meandered into a twist that is as cliche as it is an old concept done many times before. I enjoyed the first half of the book but the eventuating supernatural solution felt more like a cop-out than a well devised ending. My first review on goodreads gave 3 stars. I was generous - the two short stories after were unnecessary, expanding on characters I was finished reading. So I ended it there.