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Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A Novel (edition 2015)

by Jodi Picoult (Author)

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Title:Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A Novel
Authors:Jodi Picoult (Author)
Info:Ballantine Books (2015), Edition: Reprint, 496 pages
Collections:AUDIO BOOK, library book, FICTION
Tags:AUDIO BOOK; FICTION; library book; elephants;

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



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This was the first Picoult book I read so I didn't know what to expect. It was chosen for our library book club to read. I liked the pacing and the story line for the most part. I did not like all the info about elephants and felt at times I was reading a nonfiction book. I also don't believe in psychics or that mumbo-jumbo, or ghosts except the Holy Ghost. I would not have finished it if it hadn't been for book club. ( )
  MichelleConnell | Sep 26, 2018 |
Well... About that ending...
Enjoyable enough. ( )
  CSKteach | Jul 20, 2018 |
This book was recommended to me by a friend... after skimming the reviews, I was not sure what I was getting in to, but I started reading anyway. I am so glad that I ignored the bad reviews. This book was surprising, fast-paced, and rich with interesting little stories-within-the-story. There was nothing predictable about it, and characters are beautifully developed. Leaving Time is well worth the read. ( )
  sprainedbrain | Mar 22, 2018 |
In terms of character secrets and plot twists, this book is so characteristic Jodi Picoult. However, in terms of development and types of characters this book was not what I would have expected. I found this book riveting. I was unable to put it down, at first because I really really love elephants, and later because I really needed to know what happened to the people who cared for them so much. There were elements of the ending that I saw coming at various points of the book, but I was never convinced until the end. And remarkably, as many Jodi Picoult books as I have read, there was still one part of the ending I never would have guessed in a million years. ( )
  BEGivens | Mar 21, 2018 |
I hated this book but loved every minute of it! I was so duped by the twist. I mean, I knew there was SOMETHING, but not all of THAT! It was an amazing read that I never wanted to put down and was so disappointed that it was over. Piccoult never fails to keep me literally engrossed with every turn of the page. ( )
  rsalley76 | Mar 13, 2018 |
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Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author 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 book, she has delivered her most affecting novel yet'and one 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 that she would be abandoned as a young child, 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. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons'only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who 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.… (more)

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