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Leaving Time - A Novel

Jodi Picoult

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times 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 her most affecting novel yet-and one 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 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. "The Elephant" from NATURAL HISTORY by Dan Chiasson, copyright ©2005 by Dan Chiasson. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Praise for Jodi Picoult "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."-Stephen King "It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."-Financial Times

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times 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 her most affecting novel yet-and one 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 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. "The Elephant" from NATURAL HISTORY by Dan Chiasson, copyright ©2005 by Dan Chiasson. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Praise for Jodi Picoult "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."-Stephen King "It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."-Financial Times
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Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times 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 her most affecting novel yet-and one 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 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. "The Elephant" from NATURAL HISTORY by Dan Chiasson, copyright ©2005 by Dan Chiasson. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Praise for Jodi Picoult "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."-Stephen King "It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."-Financial Times

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, Mark Deakins

Length:

15h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:03:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

03:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

33:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

03:51


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

32:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

03:26


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

57:47


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

01:08:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:25


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

45:48


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

54:09


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

10:09


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

04:28


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

11:09


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

09:58


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:02:42


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

22:14


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

36:49


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

13:09


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:56


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:57


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

58:28


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

17:49


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

38:57


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

17:11


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

12:07


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

18:01


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

19:10


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

22:02


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

07:07


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

14:01


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

02:09


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

06:31


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

04:24


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

07:30


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:21


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

04:22


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

24:14


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

23:47


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

01:38


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

07:38


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

00:29