From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult
“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”—The Boston Globe
“Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Jodi Picoult’s novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.”—Los Angeles Times
Sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.
Absolutely Love it!
What an amazing story.
Larger than life
Jodi Picoult,s novella is set in Botswana in 1999. The protagonist is naturalist and researcher Alice Metcalf whose focus is studying elephants. Alice has had a passion. For elephants since she was ten years old. The book opens with Alice in the middle of a massacre of elephants by poachers after ivory. She discovers.a three week old elephant calf trying to nude it's dead mother. Alice risks her career to care for the calf.
I found the information about the elephants fascinating. The book is a heartwarming easy to read and provides a great deal of information about elephants. This is an issue novel.