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Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life)

A Novel

Ballantine Books

#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" (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
Portrait
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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Seitenzahl 416 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 14.10.2014
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780345544933
Verlag Random House Publishing Group
Dateigröße 3793 KB
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Elephant Graveyard
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 24.09.2014
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After having had to wait one and a half years for Jodi Picoult to publish a new novel, naturally, I devoured it within the shortest period of time possible... Jenna is a 13-year-old girl who had to grow up without her mother since she disappeared many years ago. Still holding on to the hope of one day being reunited with her,... After having had to wait one and a half years for Jodi Picoult to publish a new novel, naturally, I devoured it within the shortest period of time possible... Jenna is a 13-year-old girl who had to grow up without her mother since she disappeared many years ago. Still holding on to the hope of one day being reunited with her, Jenna teams up with a PI and a psychic to solve the mystery. Like most of Picoult's previous novels this book is told by multiple characters, and contains more than just the obvious issue of a teenager's search for her long-lost mother. "Leaving Time" is about a mother's love, the act of grieving and the fascinating creature, that is the elephant. I could keep going but I don't want to give too much away. Just let me say this: For once I thought I had the story figured all out, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Once again Jodi Picoult has created a masterpiece that will keep you hooked until the last page, leave you dumbfounded and wanting for more.