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Leaving Time

A Novel

#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.

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 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.

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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Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 405
Erscheinungsdatum 14.10.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-345-54492-6
Verlag Ballantine Books Inc.
Maße (L/B/H) 24.1/16.3/3.8 cm
Gewicht 658 g
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Mitreißend mit unerwartetem Twist am Ende
von FonderHeart am 22.12.2016
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Wie alle Bücher von Jodi Picoult, ist auch das vorliegende erneut ein mitreißendes Exemplar, das ich innerhalb weniger Tage gelesen habe. Besonders überraschend war das Ende (no spoiler), da es aus meiner Sicht komplett unerwartet war. :-) wem ihre Bücher gefallen, wird auch dieses nicht beiseite legen können.