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" 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" -- from publisher's web site.
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Mothers and Daughters
submitted by Judeyblu on July 24, 2015, 8:04pm
My mother died when I was 3, and the central figure of this book, 12 year-old Jenna experienced that same loss. I think that’s what drew me into the story.
I was drawn deeper when Picoult introduced a psychic-has-been with cotton candy colored hair, a retired detective with a drinking problem, and a father broken with reality.
Jenna is searching for her mother and she pulls together an unlikely by likeable crew to help her.
Oh, yes, and there is also an elephant reserve in new England as well as split-time remembrances of elephants in Africa.
Yes, this sounds disjointed, but it isn’t. As I listened to the audiobook I was casting the actors for what would be an engaging 2 hour sure-fire mystery movie.
Picoult deftly introduces facts about the emotions, bonding, and grieving of the elephants, and weaves it around the yearning Jenna has for her mother. How far, we wonder, does grief carry? What lengths will a mother go to for her child? How strong is love?
this was an excellent read, and contains turns that I didn’t expect. Read it. You’ll be delighted.
Facinating submitted by sarai koster-mockeridge on July 25, 2015, 2:27pm This book weaves an elephant's experience of loss and grieving, with both a mother's and a teenage girl's experience showing the commonalities between humans and elephant. The book is graceful, haunting, and lovely. The last chapters revels something extraordinary and beautiful. Excellent read!
Great book submitted by cindyannoconnor on June 23, 2016, 9:39am This was an amazing book. It is intriguingly written book, switching from different character's points of view with each chapter and the story unfolds in a gripping and satisfying way. It was a nice blend of being able to put it down but eager to return to the story to find out what happened. The author kept me guessing until the end. As a bonus, it is chock full of interesting information on elephants and their behavior. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Okay submitted by mrajraspn08 on August 17, 2016, 9:28am I tell people when I recommend this book that you will either love it or hate it. The twist at the end is huge, and will make or break the book for you. To me, it made it my least favorite of Picoult's, but I do appreciation the unexpectedness.
Interesting book submitted by biblej on August 20, 2019, 8:19pm I just finished this book, and I enjoyed the twist at the end. The book was also very well researched regarding the scientific info of elephants. Not a usual writing style for this author, but very well written.
Interesting submitted by cldaniels on June 13, 2022, 5:24pm Interesting and engaging, there is a little bit of mystery in this book that makes it a little different from most of PIcolt's books.
Beautifully written and a must read for animal lovers submitted by mickplu on June 14, 2022, 9:43am Picoult expertly handles loss among humans and elephants in this memorable book. This is one that will stay with you a long time.
submitted by czadams on August 28, 2022, 9:19am
I love this book from the bottom of my heart. Author writes so poignantly and so deeply the mixed feelings associated with grief and the connection between mother and daughter. I love the metaphor and the science behind the stories of elephants as a parallel storyline that symbolizes all the characters' grief. Also like that she draws from other sources of knowledge including a psychic because alot of people in the throws of loss end up looking to all sorts of experts and resources to find answers.
Its a universal experience - wanting to find out what happened to our loved ones.
I love this authors endings! Seriously did not expect that.