Leaving Time

A Novel

Throughout her blockbuster career, no. 1 internationally 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.

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

"With plenty of twists and a surprising ending, [Leaving Time] explores the grieving process and what happens when we cannot move on."-Woman's Day

"A moving and emotional story."-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult] a spot in many readers' hearts."-Library Journal

"Delivers a powerhouse ending."-Booklist

"Memorable and poignant."-Publishers Weekly
Jodi Picoult, geboren 1967 auf Long Island, New York, lebt heute nach ihrem Studium in Princeton und Harvard mit ihrem Mann und den drei Kindern in Hannover, New Hampshire. Sie gehört zu den faszinierendsten angelsächsischen Erzählern und besitzt die seltene Gabe, die Zerbrechlichkeit und Komplexität menschlicher Beziehungen in ihren Romanen festhalten zu können. 2003 wurde sie mit dem New England Book Award ausgezeichnet. Zuletzt erschienen auf deutsch mit großem Erfolg ihre Romane »Beim Leben meiner Schwester« und »Die Wahrheit meines Vaters«.
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Medium CD
Sprecher Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch
Erscheinungsdatum 05.09.2017
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780525492825
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Spieldauer 900 Minuten
Verkaufsrang 2577
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1 Bewertungen

Mitreißend mit unerwartetem Twist am Ende
von FonderHeart am 22.12.2016
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

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.