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Leaving Time: A Novel
Leaving Time A Novel
Author: Jodi Picoult
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 he...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780525492825
ISBN-10: 0525492828
Publication Date: 9/5/2017
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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pottergal avatar reviewed Leaving Time: A Novel on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Jodi Picoult knows how to spin a yarn.

Sinking into her stories is like stepping into a hot bath on a cold night, steam rising off the water and delight drifting through every pore as you relax into it.

This skillfully told tale of grief is seen through the eyes of humans, told through the heart of elephants. You will be captivated by this master of the art of writing. I picture Jodi in a trance as she writes her stories because her characters are so rich and complex that it's as if she channeled them. Enjoy, but don't wait for a cold night! Turn up the AC and enjoy this book now, on a hot summer afternoon.
flyinggems avatar reviewed Leaving Time: A Novel on + 416 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Jenna has one wish to find her mom. She remembers bits and pieces about her life growing up but why did her mom leave her behind? She has tried everything she can to find her. She turns to a Psychic and a former Detective to help.

This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. Once I finished, I could not start another book. I had the story keep on replaying in my head.

Books by Jodi Picoult
Songs of the Humpback Whale: A Novel in Five Voices (1992)
Harvesting the Heart (1993)
Picture Perfect (1995)
Mercy (1996)
The Pact (1998)
Keeping Faith (1999)
Plain Truth (2000)
Salem Falls (2001)
Perfect Match (2002)
Second Glance (2003)
My Sister's Keeper (2004)
Vanishing Acts (2005)
The Tenth Circle (2006)
Nineteen Minutes (2007)
Change of Heart (2008)
Handle with Care (2009)
House Rules (2010)
Sing You Home (2011)
Lone Wolf (2012)
Between the Lines (2012) (with Samantha van Leer)
The Storyteller (2013)
Leaving Time (2014)
Off the Page (2015) (with Samantha van Leer)
Living Color (2015)
njmom3 avatar reviewed Leaving Time: A Novel on + 1325 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult takes on the issue of grief the losses that lead to it and how individuals react to it. Alongside the human story, the book draws parallels to the elephants' ability to feel emotion and to remember. The book is a page-tuner like most of Jodi Picoult's books and has a huge twist at the end that I did not see coming.

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Reviewed based on a copy received through a publishers giveaway
the-reader avatar reviewed Leaving Time: A Novel on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
All I can say about this book is once again Jodi Piccoult does not disappoint and I was totally blown away by the ending, not what I expected at all, couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Although I like all the books she has written, I think some are better than others. The past few books she's published were ok; in my opinion she's done better. For this story, I'll say 'woo-hoo! She's baaaccckkk!'This one was great!
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Leaving Time: A Novel on + 1421 more book reviews
Jodi Picoult fans know going in that she's going to throw the reader a curve ball that seemingly comes from nowhere and knocks all preconceptions and assumptions into the middle of next week. âLeaving Time' is no exception. This novel's twist will leave you breathless. Guaranteed.

It starts with three people who have lost something â a young teen who lost her mother, a psychic who lost her gift, and an ex-cop who has lost his faith. Together, they try to follow a crumbling trail that leads back a decade, to a night of violent death and heartbreaking abandonment.

Picoult uses the background of elephant research to give the book an interesting slant and to provide both questions and answers about their behavior, particularly in how elephant societies are structured and how they deal with death and grief. It works nicely with the main themes of memory, loss, and trauma, and even though the reader will think they understand what Picoult is doing with her foreshadowing, they'll be wrong. Looking backward, there are clues and indications of what she's building, but they are inserted so smoothly and fit what appears to be the action of the plot so organically that they simply fly in under the radar.

Read this book. Enjoy it. Be surprised as hell at the ending. And have a Kleenex handy for the last couple of chapters.


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