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... show more
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.
Publish date: 14-10-2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
I have fallen in love with this book. To think, on a few different occasions when deciding which audiobook to download from my library's site, I read the description of this book and passed on it. But this time I decided to give it a try, and I was quickly hooked. Jenna Metcalf wants to find out...
Wow! I really loved this book! This was chosen for a book club read, not my own choice. But what a great book. I'll have to try more of this author's work.I read some of the reviews before I read the book. One particularly complained about all the elephant stuff. Well, how else could the author have...
Jodi Picoult makes a departure from the often ethically and morally controversial subjects that is the signature of her works. I particularly enjoyed this book because there is information about elephants woven into the tale. I love the balance between storytelling and (natural history) fact. This e...
The author has woven a tale whose outcome will definitely surprise the reader at the end, so don’t peek as this mystery unravels. Jenna is a precocious 13 year old searching for her mother, Alice, who disappeared years ago, when she was a baby. She engages the help of a psychic, Serenity Jones, and ...
Leaving Time by Jodi PiccoultStory of a teen who recalls things that happened when she was an infant, Jenna. Her mother had left them, Alice. Alternating chapters from each over the years.Jenna recalls many facts about elephants, which Alice also studied about. Different voices for the characters. J...