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

Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A Novel by Jodi Picoult 0345544943 9780345544940
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner about a daughters search for her mother, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

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 Leaving Time, she has delivered a book unlike anything shes 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 Alices 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 mothers 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 whod originally investigated Alices 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, theyll have to face even harder answers.

As Jennas memories dovetail with the events in her mothers journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.

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

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