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Where There's Smoke (Short Story) and Larger Than Life (Novella)

Jodi Picoult

Where There's Smoke: Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who "writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships" (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time. Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage-to both her reputation and her show-Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price. Larger Than Life: From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella. 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.

Where There's Smoke: Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who "writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships" (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time. Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage-to both her reputation and her show-Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price. Larger Than Life: From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella. 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.
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Where There's Smoke: Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who "writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships" (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, Leaving Time. Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she's an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage-to both her reputation and her show-Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price. Larger Than Life: From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathe Mazur, Rebecca Lowman

Length:

4h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:36