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Paperback Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life) Book

ISBN: 0345544943

ISBN13: 9780345544940

Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life)

(Book #1 in the Leaving Time Series)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner about a daughter's 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" (...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Good story, but didn't grab me until about halfway through

I wasn't really grabbed by the book until halfway through, and then I couldn't put it down! The ending was a total shocker, I literally had my jaw hit the floor when reading. The only thing I didn't like was the excessive elephant information. In the beginning, I pretty much just skipped the Alice chapters because it didn't seem relevant to the story. Only about halfway through do her chapters start to actually tell a story. Overall very good, but wish there was less elephant stuff. Interesting information, but I wanted to read a story, not an elephant documentary.

This book left me with my mouth hanging wide open

I love every book this amazing woman writes - this one man, it just touched my heart. I love that it centers around elephants (one of my fav animals) & its such a big plot twist honestly. I cried so much reading this, it just makes you think about love ones you've lost.. 10/10 recommend. Please read!!!

Brilliant writing and stunning plot make up for the icky ending.

One cannot doubt Picoult's abilities to give us *real* characters whom we seem to know and love right off the bat. Immediate best friends! And no one out there in popular fiction does more or better research. You always learn lots reading Jodi Picoult. Especially so this time around - grief rituals of elephant herds? Burned out private eyes? Psychics who really believe they are? And yet another of Picoult's quintessential kids? Wow! I quite literally couldn't put it down! I finished 'Leaving Time' in just under 30 hours and hated coming to its close. Which brings me to my single complaint - the end. A cop out. As if she just got sick of the story and quit writing. No surprise, no explosion, no satisfying wrap up. Just, well . . . the end. Now mind you, I cannot imagine any other way I'd want this book to end, any sort of surprise conclusion that would have made sense for these characters in this situation. But then I don't make the megabucks manipulating the language to write satisfying endings. Incidentally, this was my first Picoult novel. Since then I've read six more and am delighted to find I've another fourteen to go. And she's fairly young and still writing? YEAH!!!

Leaving Time Mentions in Our Blog

Leaving Time in 5 Books That Honor the Complexity of Motherhood
5 Books That Honor the Complexity of Motherhood
Published by Emma Zaratian • May 06, 2019

Mother's Day is this Sunday. It's a holiday often known for family get-togethers and floral bouquets. It's also a time to reflect upon our relationships with our mothers, whose complex personalities have so unmistakably formed our own. To that end, here are some memoirs and novels we think explore the deeper dimensions of those maternal relationships.

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