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Leaving Time

A Novel
Picoult, Jodi (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Leaving Time
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Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment... or worse. Still Jenna -- now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief -- steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance and the death of one of her mother's co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives.
Authors: Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title: Leaving time
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 405 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment... or worse. Still Jenna -- now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief -- steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance and the death of one of her mother's co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives.
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ISBN: 9780345544926
Statement of Responsibility: Jodi Picoult
Subject Headings: Desertion and non-support Fiction. Psychics Fiction. Private investigators Fiction. Women scientists Fiction. Animal sanctuaries Fiction. Elephants Research Fiction. Grief in animals Fiction. Missing persons Fiction. Mothers and daughters Fiction. Teenage girls Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Desertion and non-support
Psychics
Private investigators
Women scientists
Animal sanctuaries
Elephants
Grief in animals
Missing persons
Mothers and daughters
Teenage girls
LCCN: 2014023994
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Nov 13, 2014
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

.I found this to be a fairly average book as I was reading it but a big unpredictable twist at the very end pulled the storyline together for me and raised my opinion of the book. Beware of spoilers for this book if you intend to read it

Nov 13, 2014
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting read that is a huge departure from Picoult’s normal style yet still showcases her talent for research. I loved the characters, especially the elephants. The shocking twist at the end gave me chills. An emotional read about the power of love, grief and the bond between a mother and her child.

Nov 12, 2014
  • penenyc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is her best book yet.. It reads a little slower because of all the nonfiction information. It is a three-in-one book: A novel, a mystery and a nature book about elephants. I loved the ending and didn't expect it. I really think she should win the National Book Award for it and I don't say that lightly.
I already emailed her to thank her for the book and she responded graciously.
I didn't like some of her other books,
SING ME HOME, THE STORYTELLER.
but MY SISTER"S KEEPER is terrific.
Maybe my opinion doesn't agree with the others, but it is sincere!

Nov 11, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I don't think this book was one of Jodi Picoult's best. I had a hard time getting through it, and the end seemed a little like a movie that was out a few years ago where the kid saw dead people!

Nov 02, 2014
  • bobandladyjane1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Both my husband and I think this was an excellent read. Might just be one of the best books of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I found this book to be intriguing and heart wrenching. a very good read with an expected ending.

Oct 14, 2014
  • wilcar49 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The last couple of Picoult's novels have not been that good.

Another meaty plot from Picoult.

Jul 25, 2014
  • kwhit14 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Standard Picoult throughout most of the book. The twist was a let-down.

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