Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life‪)‬

A Novel

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner about a daughter’s search for her mother, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

Includes the novella Larger Than Life

Throughout her blockbuster career, 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 Leaving Time, she has delivered a book 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 she was abandoned, 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: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d 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.

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

Fiction & Literature
October 14
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Frineck ,

Jodi is such an amazing author..

She never fails.. This new book takes you on such a journey. You get to the end, and you're not disappointed with the story one bit, you're just disappointed that you don't have more to read. I guess it's back to waiting.. For her next novel of course! I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone. Great story. Incredible twist towards the end. I actually feel like I've learned something. Love it. :)

Silver1245 ,

Leaving Time

Could not wait for her to write another book. This is not what I expected from her. I can't believe I wasted my money on this book.

bjccnor ,

An incredible book!

I recommend reading the novella that comes with this first and then the book. The story is superbly crafted, you will learn a lot, and want to turn the pages faster!
You will find yourself emotionally invested and a true twist will surprise you. LOVED this book!

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